get the nod


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Plus there’s the question of whether an 11-1 team that doesn’t win its division, such as Tennessee or the Ohio State-Michigan loser, would get the nod over Clemson at 12-1 with an ACC title. Ralph D. Russo, Chicago Tribune, 9 Nov. 2022 Manager Dusty Baker announced Sunday that Valdez would get the nod, but said the team has not decided on a starter for Wednesday's Game 2. Kristie Rieken, ajc, 24 Oct. 2021 It was believed that the 6-foot-3 Gordon could get the nod at the spot, but forwards Jae'Sean Tate and Danuel House were also in the running. Rahat Huq, Chron, 6 Oct. 2021 History says Lance should get the nod for Week 11 against Jacksonville, which has only one winning season in the past 13 and is 12-36 the past three years. Rusty Simmons, San Francisco Chronicle, 31 May 2021 New Covid infections across the country may be averaging around 3,500 a day, but the promise that all attendees would wear masks, sanitize hands and socially distance in a large open hall with 30-foot high ceilings was enough to get the nod from the powers that be. Peter Lyon, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2021 Even after Talbot rejoined the team on its recent road trip, backup Kaapo Kahkonen continued to get the nod in net. Sarah Mclellan, Star Tribune, 26 Feb. 2021 Coach Kevin Stefanski said Kendall Lamm would get the nod in that scenario. cleveland, 18 Nov. 2020 Expect Trey Hendrickson to get the nod at defensive end again in place of Davenport. Amie Just | Staff Writer,, 3 Oct. 2020 See More

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“Get the nod.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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