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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'Go and see his friend Jim Joel, tell him I told you, and I'm sure he'll give you the okay,' I was informed.
In time, your wife will begin to feel much better physically and mentally - and provided the doctors give you the okay, I see no reason why you shouldn't try again for a baby.