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seal (or stamp) of approval

Definition of seal or stamp of approval in English:

An official statement or indication that something is accepted or regarded favourably: the minister gave his seal of approval to the project
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  • It didn't get the official stamp of approval again until 1926, when the university senate and principal gave the procession a cautious thumbs-up.
  • The big news this week is that the planners have given the official stamp of approval for the new community facility in the fields opposite Marshallstown houses.
  • They and the conservation lobby continue to hope that their efforts to preserve the city's heritage will soon get an official stamp of approval.
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