get the nod

Get the nod
(UK) If you get the nod to something, you get approval or permission to do it.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • get the nod — 1) be selected or approved 2) receive a signal or information * * * get the ˈnod idiom (informal) to be chosen for sth; to be given permission or approval to do sth • He got the nod from the team manager (= he was chosen for the team). • …   Useful english 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

  • get the nod — (UK)    If you get the nod to something, you get approval or permission to do it.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • get the nod — British & Australian, informal to get permission to do something. It remains to be seen which scheme will get the nod …   New idioms dictionary

  • get the nod — Vrb phrs. To get approval or permission. E.g. I ve been given the nod by the wife, so will you buy me a ticket for the match on Saturday …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • get / got the nod — • to receive approval / permission. i.e. I got the nod from the missus to come out friday …   Londonisms 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

  • nod — See: LAND OF NOD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • nod — [näd] vi. nodded, nodding [ME nodden, prob. in basic sense “to shake the head,” akin to Ger notten, to move about, OHG hnotōn, to shake, OE hnossian, to knock < IE * kneudh < base * ken , to scratch, scrape > NIP1] 1. to bend the head… …   English World dictionary

  • nod — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ brief, little, quick, slight, small ▪ curt, perfunctory, terse ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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