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get the nod

To be selected for something. Amanda got the nod because she is the most qualified candidate.
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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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But supporters' club chairman Ian Toal has urged Paphitis to give the nod to the former Wimbledon and Spurs boss the second time round.
However, in general, I'd say that anyone interested in an Internet organizer would be satisfied with either of these applications, but I'll give the nod to SurfSaver for its greater speed, simplicity, and convenience.
According to our understanding of the agreement under which Novell Inc sold Unix SVR4, SCO must give the nod to such an arrangement.
Villa boss Brian Little is set to give the nod to Tommy Johnson for today's game at home to West Ham - and then sell him back to Derby
However, if the Bruins split and there are less than six league teams with seven wins, the Hawaii Bowl would likely give the nod to a UCLA team over other six-win teams from the Pac-10, partly because of television ratings, sources said.
California voters did not give the nod to Ferial Masry in her bid to become the country's first Saudi-born lawmaker.