get the nod

get the nod

Receive approval or assent, as in, The contestant got the nod from the judges. Similarly give the nod means "to show approval or assent." These expressions allude to the quick inclination of the head to indicate approval. [First half of 1900s]
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get the nod

tv. to be chosen. (see also give someone the nod.) Fred got the nod for class treasurer.
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