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give the nod

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give the nod

verb phrase

To give approval; confer permission: Detroit has tightened the reins on the boys in the sheet metal design department while giving the nod to the engineers (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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