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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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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