vote (something) into law(redirected from voting something into law)
vote (something) into law
To cast a ballot in favor of adopting some proposed measure as a piece of established legislation. Citizens will be asked this fall whether to vote the controversial amendment into law. A slim majority voted the proposition into law.
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vote someone into somethingand vote someone in
to elect someone to office or to membership in a group. The other party finally voted a candidate into office. The people voted in the new officers.
See also: vote
vote something into lawand vote something in
to take a vote on a proposal and make it a law. They voted the proposal into law. If we vote in this proposal, will that solve everything?
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. To select someone or something by vote for some office or for membership; elect someone or something to something: You must meet certain requirements in order to be voted into the club. We voted her into office by a landslide majority.
2. To ratify or reject some legislation, so as to bring it into some state of existence: Californians must decide whether to vote these propositions into law.
See also: vote
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