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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"I have had lots of phone calls and texts from people offering to come down and help," he said, "We are just waiting for Health and Safety to give us the okay, then we will be able to go inside.
He said: "He is not in custody but has been detained at a hospital where we are waiting for the doctors to give us the okay before we can interview him.