give (one) the OK

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give (one) the OK

To tell one that it is permissible to do something. Don't worry, the boss gave me the OK to work overtime this week.
See also: give, OK
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give somebody/get the OˈK/oˈkay

(informal) give somebody/receive approval or permission: I’m waiting to get the OK before I start on the project.He can’t start until his boss gives him the OK.
See also: get, give, OK, okay, somebody
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He was more than happy and gave us the OK, so Sarah and I decided to build our own dog poo bin.
"Thankfully, after putting down lots of salt and sand the referee eventually gave us the OK to go ahead.
"We came to southern Sudan in December 2003 but the previous government refused to support us but Goss administration gave us the ok as from April 27, 2009 and now we have 130 enrolled pupils starting from beginner to primary two." He was speaking at an evening occasion attended by international partners.
"Neil Machin and Eric Boocock gave us the OK to talk to him, and he is a rider who impressed me last season.
"I saw them bring a man and woman out on trolleys to the ambulance, and after about 20 minutes they gave us the OK to go back inside."
Maintenance control gave us the OK to remove and replace the part, and a new one was ordered.
"We did a demo and he heard it and gave us the OK to record it properly."
"I find it particularly strange that Rangers gave us the OK to play Vidmar but 48 hours later we got a letter saying they had changed their minds with no explanation."