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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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The Frenchman has been getting the nod over his Dutch colleague in recent games, but van Nistelrooy has kept the pressure on by scoring goals even when coming off the bench.
TWO teams take my fancy this weekend with Everton (7/4 at Charlton Athletic) getting the nod over Luton Town (11/8 at Port Vale).
MAN O'MYSTERY doubled his career score when getting the nod over another perennial placer Chianti in the conditions race.
In baseball tradition, if the individual stats are close, the MVP is the guy who helped his team to the playoffs, so Sosa of the wild-card Cubs is getting the nod over McGwire of the third-place Cardinals.
Michael Owen is 5/1 with William Hill to skipper England in their opening World Cup match against Sweden, after getting the nod from Sven for the friendly against Paraguay.
The LAPD is getting the nod as the nation's nattiest police force.
And Black, who plans to quit athletics at the end of the season, admitted before flying out last night: "I can't argue with Mark getting the nod, not after he set the fastest time in Europe by beating me in 44.