give someone the nod

give someone the nod
1 the winger was given the nod: SELECT, choose, pick, go for; Brit. cap.
2 the Lords will give the treaty the nod: APPROVE, agree to, sanction, ratify, endorse, rubber-stamp; informal OK, give something the green light, give something the thumbs up.
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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • give someone the nod — give (someone) the nod British & Australian, informal to give someone permission to do something. We re just waiting for the council to give us the nod then we ll start building …   New idioms dictionary

  • give someone the nod — 1. tv. to signal someone by nodding. (Not slang.) □ I gave Pete the nod, and he started the procedure. □ Just give me the nod when you are ready. 2. tv. to choose someone. (See lso get the nod.) □ The committee gave Frank the nod for the job …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • give someone the nod — ► give someone/thing the nod 1) select or approve someone or something. 2) give someone a signal. Main Entry: ↑nod …   English terms dictionary

  • give thing the nod — ► give someone/thing the nod 1) select or approve someone or something. 2) give someone a signal. Main Entry: ↑nod …   English terms dictionary

  • give the nod — give (someone) the nod British & Australian, informal to give someone permission to do something. We re just waiting for the council to give us the nod then we ll start building …   New idioms dictionary

  • give someone/thing the nod — ► give someone/thing the nod 1) select or approve someone or something. 2) give someone a signal. Main Entry: ↑nod …   English terms dictionary

  • get the nod — tv. to be chosen. (See also give someone the nod.) □ Fred got the nod for class treasurer. □ I hope I get the nod for the job …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • give someone/something the nod — 1) select or approve someone or something they banned one book but gave the other the nod 2) give someone a signal …   Useful english dictionary

  • give someone/thing the nod — 1》 select or approve someone or something. 2》 give someone a signal. → nod …   English new terms dictionary

  • nod — [[t]nɒ̱d[/t]] ♦♦♦ nods, nodding, nodded 1) VERB: no passive If you nod, you move your head downwards and upwards to show that you are answering yes to a question, or to show agreement, understanding, or approval. Are you okay? I asked. She nodded …   English dictionary

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