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get the nod

Definition of get the nod in English:

1Be selected or approved: I think Hooper will get the nod as he’s been playing really well recently
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  • If Mary gets the nod from the Irish selectors it will be her first Senior international and a wonderful achievement for this young athlete.
  • In fact, it even got the nod as the speculative selection in the first edition of our value newsletter.
  • Abbott filed for Food & Drug Administration approval in April and is hoping to get the nod in the first quarter of 2003.
be selected, be chosen, be picked, make the grade;
British  be capped
Australian informal get a guernsey
2Receive a signal or information: I got the nod that the government were looking for ex-army officers to form a new force
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  • Michael Lawlor only got the nod that he was starting minutes before the game as players were put under pressure to perform.
  • As the game progressed I was itching to get a run and with eight minutes to go, I got the nod to enter the fray.
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