give somebody/get the OK/okay

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get the OK

To receive someone's permission or approval to do something. Don't worry, I got the OK from the boss before I started doing all this research.
See also: get, OK

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

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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