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

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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If they give us the OK we will enter negotiations with Andrey," The Sun quoted Mitrofanov, as saying.
"I've sent all the paperwork off and it's up to them now to give us the OK."
"But at the moment I'm afraid it's a waiting game because we are in the hands of the insurance company, and until they give us the ok we can't make a start on making good the damage."
I had to lie to the medical centre to say I was feeling much better just so they could give us the OK to fly home.
They do a wonderful job and if anything happens we'd go into complete lockdown until they give us the OK."
We can't wait until the doctors give us the OK and we can get her home.