Definition of on the nod
- The proposal went through on the nod.
: 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
: the act or an instance of nodding
: an indication especially of approval or recognition
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