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get the nod

1. To be selected for something. Amanda got the nod because she is the most qualified candidate.
2. To get approval. I got the nod from the boss to start the project.
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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 (or give someone or something) the nod

1 be selected or approved (or select or approve someone or something). 2 get (or give someone) a signal or information.
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get the ˈnod

(informal) be chosen for something; be given permission or approval to do something: He got the nod from the team manager (= he was chosen for the team).The proposal should get the nod.
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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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He gets the nod ahead of Leeds front rowers Ryan Bailey and Nick Scruton, who are on the bench.
If Scotland gets the nod for the Ryder Cup, Gleneagles will be competing with St Andrews, Turnberry, Carnoustie and Loch Lomond for the honour of hosting the biennial challenge against the United States.
MAHOGANY BLAZE looks a decent recruit to the first-season fencing ranks and gets the nod in the Wayward Lad Novices' Chase (1.
He was beaten in last week's first round but gets the nod to show the way home to Rhincrew Shergar and Velvet Honcho this time.
Instead, sophomore left-hander Christina Ross (9-1) gets the nod for the Vikings (14-3-1).
And Whoopi Goldberg gets the nod for worst actress for a trio of efforts, Bogus, Eddie and Theodore Rex.
Mark Bartholomeusz gets the nod over Bryn Cunningham for the number 15 shirt; Bryn is named on the bench whilst new summer signing Kieran Hallett is on the bench as cover for Niall O'Connor.
The final decision about which city gets the nod will not be made until July 2005, but the IOC is said to have made it clear that London is the only British city with a chance of hosting the extravaganza.
As for endings, heated apple in puff pastry ($6) with vanilla ice cream gets the nod as a worthy way to end a romantic, evening dinner here.
If he gets the nod from club chairman Chris Robinson today, Jefferies could have the deal done in time for Hateley to face Celts at Tynecastle.
Liam's scored a great goal and will hope he gets the nod.
The tabaka actually gets the nod as the best-tasting entree of those tried, definitely better than the higher-priced sturgeon, which, although outshining the lobster by miles, is remembered as a rather plain and undistinguished fish dish.
35) is difficult, but the former gets the nod on account of his record in small fields.
But Ollie Magern impressed with his comeback win in Wetherby's Charlie Hall Chase last month and gets the nod.
Segment 2, ``Lavender Girl,'' gets the nod for visual opulence.