vote of confidence

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vote of confidence

An expression or indication of one's confidence in or support of someone or something. Often used sarcastically or ironically to indicate the opposite. Thank you for your vote of confidence during the board meeting, boss. It means a lot to me to have your support on this project. A: "I just don't think you have what it takes to be a professional dancer." B: "Wow, thanks for the vote of confidence, Mom."
See also: confidence, of, vote

vote of confidence

Fig. a poll taken to discover whether or not a person, party, etc., still has the majority's support. The government easily won the vote of confidence called for by the opposition. The president of the club resigned when one of the members called for a vote of confidence in his leadership.
See also: confidence, of, vote