on the nod

Definition of on the nod

British, informal

  1. :  by general agreement and without discussion The proposal went through on the nod.

Word by Word Definitions

  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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