get the nod

Definition of get the nod

  1. :  to get approval We're waiting to get the nod from the city to start the project.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to gain possession of

    :  to receive as a return :  earn

    :  to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. :  something begotten:

    :  offspring

    :  the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. :  a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

    :  a bill of divorce

    :  a religious divorce by Jewish law

  1. :  to make a quick downward motion of the head whether deliberately (as in expressing assent or salutation) or involuntarily (as from drowsiness)

    :  to incline or sway from the vertical as though ready to fall

    :  to bend or sway the upper part gently downward or forward :  bob gently

  1. :  the act or an instance of nodding

    :  an indication especially of approval or recognition


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