give the nod

Give the nod
(UK) If you give the nod to something, you approve it or give permission to do it.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • give the nod (to) —  Give approval to a plan; perceive as having an advantage.  ► “You’d have to give the nod to Delcor at this point.” (Wall Street Journal, May 17, 1995, p. A3) …   American business jargon

  • give the nod to — index recognize (acknowledge) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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

  • 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 the nod to — idi inf to express approval of; agree to …   From formal English to slang

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

  • 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 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; …   Useful english dictionary


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