- vote of confidence
- nounan expression of approval and encouragement (Freq. 1)-
they gave the chairman a vote of confidence• Hypernyms: ↑encouragement
* * *vote of confidence,1. a vote given by the majority of members in a parliament to the government or its chief representative, especially in a period of crisis, to indicate support of its policies: »
The Government is asking for a vote of confidence (London Times).2. any expression of approval or support: »
British and French officialdom, in a rare vote of confidence in U.S. diplomatic skill, admiringly agreed that Washington had handled Mikoyan adroitly (Time).
* * *a vote showing that a majority continues to support the policy of a leader or governing body
* * *noun, pl votes of confidence [count]1 : a formal process in which people (such as the members of a legislature) vote in order to indicate whether or not they support a leader, government, etc.2 : a statement or action that shows continuing support and approval for someone
Many people say the coach should be fired, but he was given a vote of confidence by the team president this week. [=the team president said that he supports and has confidence in the coach]
* * *ˌvote of ˈconfidence [vote of confidence] noun usually singulara formal vote to show that people support a leader, a political party, an idea, etc
The leader was given a vote of confidence by the party.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.
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