stamp of approval

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of stamp of approval

: an indication of approval
  • She gave the plan her stamp of approval.

Word by Word Definitions

stamp play
  1. : to pound or crush with a pestle or a heavy instrument

  2. : to strike or beat forcibly with the bottom of the foot

  3. : to bring down (the foot) forcibly

  1. : a device or instrument for stamping

  2. : the impression or mark made by stamping or imprinting

  3. : a distinctive character, indication, or mark

approval play
  1. : an act or instance of approving something : approbation


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