seal of approval
An endorsement of something or someone, as in Our candidate doesn't have the governor's seal of approval, or The new management gave the old refund policy their seal of approval. This idiom was used, and perhaps invented, as an advertising gimmick of Good Housekeeping Magazine, which gave its so-called “seal of approval” to products it endorsed; the products' packaging in turn bore a small emblem attesting to this endorsement. The noun seal here is used in the same sense as in set one's seal on.
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“The process of getting the approval is too slow and is too cumbersome,” Rogers said.
They would have to get court approval to re-home their children.
The Dallas Cowboys sell out their state-of-the art football stadium.
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In truth, it was so intently engaged with a sleeping seal that it had not observed the approach of the sledge.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
With this I will end this letter, leaving it in this state until it is time to seal it, in case anything should occur to be added.
You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
At the store he would never have given in, but he was not accustomed to hearing so loud a murmur of approval greet the opposition.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
But Lessard's a overbearin' son-of-a-gun all round, and he's always breakin' out in a new place.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair