vote of confidence

noun phrase

Definition of vote of confidence 

1 : 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.

2 : 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.

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