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nod

1. informal A nomination for an award. I'm really glad to see her get the nod for Best Director. Even if she doesn't win, the fact that she is in the running is important.
2. informal An appointment to something, such as a position or promotion. I'm glad Tom got the nod for the regional manager position. He'll do a great job.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*nod

Fig. someone's choice for a position or task. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) The manager is going to pick the new sales manager. I think Ann will get the nod. I had the nod for captain of the team, but I decided not to do it.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He picked up BAFTA/LA's Britannia Award in 1994, then went through a lull until his resurgence in the 21st century with directing nods for "Gangs of New York," "The Aviator" and "The Departed." He recently picked up two further nominations at BAFTA's TV awards for "No Direction Home" and "Boardwalk Empire."
Forecasting residential mortgage foreclosures and notices of default (NODs) has become important as policymakers, lenders, builders, realtors, and homeowners struggle to grasp the long-term ramifications of the housing and banking crisis.
Swift, 19, who has already enjoyed success this year at the American Music Awards and Country Music Awards, earned a nod for her album "Fearless."
Beyonce topped the list of nominees for the 52nd Grammy Awards, leading the way with 10 nods ahead of teenage country star Taylor Swift with eight.
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