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amen corner A coterie of fervent believers or ardent followers, so-called from the place in a church, usually near the pulpit, occupied by those who lead the responsive “amens.” A person in the amen corner is, figuratively speaking, a disciple or devotee; often a yes-man or sycophantic toady. The expression is now thoroughly American, but it may well derive from the Amen Corner of London’s Paternoster Row, the supposed point at which the Corpus Christi procession reached the “Amen” of the “Pater Noster.”
get the nod To receive approval or affirmation; to be selected. In this expression, nod ‘a slight, quick inclination of the head as in assent or command’ is used figuratively more often than literally. A variation is give the nod.
Paul L. Troast got the G.O.P. nod, beating his nearest rival … by more than 53,000 votes. (The Wall Street Journal, April 23, 1953)
|Noun||1.||approval - the formal act of approving; "he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"|
adoption, acceptance, acceptation, espousal - the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; "its adoption by society"; "the proposal found wide acceptance"
support - aiding the cause or policy or interests of; "the president no longer has the support of his own party"; "they developed a scheme of mutual support"
backing, patronage, championship, backup - the act of providing approval and support; "his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives"
disapproval - the act of disapproving or condemning
|2.||approval - a feeling of liking something or someone good; "although she fussed at them, she secretly viewed all her children with approval"|
liking - a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment; "I've always had a liking for reading"; "she developed a liking for gin"
approbation - official approval
disapproval - a feeling of disliking something or what someone is doing
|3.||approval - acceptance as satisfactory; "he bought it on approval"|
acceptance - the state of being acceptable and accepted; "torn jeans received no acceptance at the country club"
appro - an informal British abbreviation of approval; "he accepted it on appro"
|4.||approval - a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips"|
approbation - official recognition or approval
imprimatur, sanction, countenance, endorsement, indorsement, warrant - formal and explicit approval; "a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"
credit, recognition - approval; "give her recognition for trying"; "he was given credit for his work"; "give her credit for trying"
permission - approval to do something; "he asked permission to leave"
encouragement - the expression of approval and support
acclaim, acclamation, eclat, plaudit, plaudits - enthusiastic approval; "the book met with modest acclaim"; "he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd"; "they gave him more eclat than he really deserved"
cheer - a cry or shout of approval
congratulations, extolment, kudos, praise - an expression of approval and commendation; "he always appreciated praise for his work"
disapproval - the expression of disapproval
approval[əˈpruːvəl] N (= consent) → aprobación f, visto m bueno
does this have your approval? → ¿le da usted su aprobación or visto bueno a esto?
to meet with sb's approval → obtener la aprobación de algn
a look of approval → una mirada de aprobación
on approval (Comm) → a prueba
he nodded his approval → asintió con la cabeza
to meet with sb's approval [proposal] → recueillir l'assentiment de qn
to give one's approval to sth → approuver qch, donner son approbation à qch
to give sth one's seal of approval, to give sth one's stamp of approval → donner son approbation à qch
on ... days' approval
I've got it on seven days' approval → Je l'ai pour une période d'essai de sept jours.
approval[əˈpruːv/əl] n (consent) → approvazione f, consenso
on approval (Comm) → in prova, in esame
to meet with sb's approval → essere di gradimento di qn, soddisfare qn