verb (used with object)
Origin of rubber-stamp
Definition for rubber-stamp (2 of 2)
Origin of rubber stamp
Examples from the Web for rubber-stamp
In June, the bill breezed through the rubber-stamp legislature.
Together, their numbers are more than sufficient to deny liberals a rubber-stamp majority in the Senate.
Could you produce the two cards which you used to record the impression of the 115 rubber-stamp kit?
It is my conclusion that the kit could have been used for producing the rubber-stamp printing on—Exhibit 813 is it?
In Guadalquique the money for all parties was the same, except each party used to rubber-stamp its name across the face.Sonnie-Boy's People|James B. Connolly
That sort of thing was just a novel-writer's rubber-stamp convention.Rough-Hewn|Dorothy Canfield
In practical application, the rubber-stamp method means a rack of rubber stamps placed in the most advantageous position.Higher Education and Business Standards|Willard Eugene Hotchkiss
British Dictionary definitions for rubber-stamp
verb rubber-stamp (tr)
Idioms and Phrases with rubber-stamp
A person or organization that automatically approves or endorses a policy without assessing its merit; also, such an approval or endorsement. For example, The nominating committee is merely a rubber stamp; they approve anyone the chairman names, or The dean gave his rubber stamp to the recommendations of the tenure committee. This metaphoric term alludes to the rubber printing device used to imprint the same words over and over. [Early 1900s]