vote of confidence


vote of confidence
noun
an expression of approval and encouragement (Freq. 1)
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they gave the chairman a vote of confidence

Hypernyms: ↑encouragement

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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).

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a vote showing that a majority continues to support the policy of a leader or governing body

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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]

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ˌvote of ˈconfidence [vote of confidence] noun usually singular
a 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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