turn thumbs up

turn thumbs up (on something)

To approve or accept something. The president has made clear that she will only turn thumbs up on the tax legislation if it contains cuts for the lower and middle classes. 27 of the 30 city council members turned thumbs up to the proposal to have Main Street renovated.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

turn thumbs up (on someone or something)

Fig. to accept someone or something; to approve someone or something. The board of directors turned thumbs up on my proposal and voted to fund the project. The committee turned thumbs upon Carl as the new manager. When the boss turned thumbs up, I knew everything was okay.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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