get the OK

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get the OK

To receive 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
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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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Provided you've checked with your doctor and gotten the okay to test, a VO2max test indoors on a treadmill is a great way to assess fitness level.
If you're on a regular exercise plan, you should have already consulted your doctor and gotten the okay to perform intense workouts.
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