vote of confidence

noun phrase

: a formal process in which people (such as the members of a legislature) vote in order to indicate whether or not they support a leader, government, etc.
: a statement or action that shows continuing support and approval for someone
Many people say the coach should be fired, but he was given a vote of confidence by the team president this week.

Examples of vote of confidence in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like last season, all three judges gave her their vote of confidence, sending her through to Hollywood Week. Kimi Robinson, USA TODAY, 25 Mar. 2024 Despite that public vote of confidence, however, there was still a sense that Tuchel’s days in Munich could be numbered. Manuel Veth, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2024 The 737 Max 9 also got a vote of confidence Wednesday from Jennifer Homendy, the chair of the NTSB. Chris Isidore, CNN, 31 Jan. 2024 Bengals head coach Zac Taylor gave Kragthorpe a recent vote of confidence. Dave Clark, The Enquirer, 25 Jan. 2024 The 7-foot-2 center got a vote of confidence from Calipari on Calipari's call-in show Monday. Kevin Skiver, The Courier-Journal, 16 Jan. 2024 With a vote of confidence from Ziggy, who produced the biopic alongside mother Rita, sister Cedella, and wife Orly (an executive producer), his road to embodying the reggae pioneer and activist began. Jessica Wang,, 4 Dec. 2023 No, McLellan got a vote of confidence from Blake, who gave the coach a contract extension last summer that put both on the payroll through 2024-25. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 19 Jan. 2024 Moreover, the latest data were released on the same day that the S. & P. 500 stock index reached a new all-time high—a vote of confidence from investors in the economy’s prospects following strong job growth and a substantial drop in the rate of inflation. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, 22 Jan. 2024

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“Vote of confidence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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