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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"We're going to be getting a full assessment of the extent of the damage tomorrow [Wednesday] morning at first light," she said. "Please stay inside, do not leave your homes until authorities give you the OK to do so."
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After a qualification process, they give you the OK to just ship the product right in to the line."