on the nod

on the nod
on the nod Brit. informal 1) by general agreement and without discussion. 2) dated on credit.
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  • on the nod — 1. By general assent, ie without the formality of voting or without adequate scrutiny, etc 2. On credit (slang) • • • Main Entry: ↑nod * * * on the nod british informal phrase without discussion or argument go through on the nod …   Useful english dictionary

  • on the nod — I. On the nod (UK) If something is accepted by parliament or a committee majority, it is on the nod. II. On the nod (UK) Someone who s on the nod is either asleep or falling asleep, especially when the shouldn t or are are in a position unusual… …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • get the nod — 1) be selected or approved 2) receive a signal or information * * * get the ˈnod idiom (informal) to be chosen for sth; to be given permission or approval to do sth • He got the nod from the team manager (= he was chosen for the team). • …   Useful english dictionary

  • get the nod — tv. to be chosen. (See also give someone the nod.) □ Fred got the nod for class treasurer. □ I hope I get the nod for the job …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • on the nod — (UK)    If something is accepted by parliament or a committee majority, it is on the nod.    Someone who s on the nod is either asleep or falling asleep, especially when the shouldn t or are are in a position unusual for sleep, like sitting or… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • give the nod — give (someone) the nod British & Australian, informal to give someone permission to do something. We re just waiting for the council to give us the nod then we ll start building …   New idioms dictionary

  • on the nod — British & Australian, informal if a suggestion is agreed to on the nod, it is accepted without discussion. The Stock Exchange clearly hopes these proposals will go through on the nod …   New idioms dictionary

  • get the nod — (UK) If you get the nod to something, you get approval or permission to do it …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • give the nod — (UK) If you give the nod to something, you approve it or give permission to do it …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • on the nod — British informal without discussion or argument go through on the nod: This issue should be properly debated, not simply go through on the nod …   English dictionary

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