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rubber stamp

1. A piece of rubber affixed to a handle and bearing raised characters used to make ink impressions, as of names or dates.
2. also rub·ber·stamp (rŭb′ər-stămp′)
a. A person or body that gives perfunctory approval or endorsement of a policy without assessing its merit.
b. A perfunctory approval or endorsement.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.rubberstamp - stamp with a rubber stamp, usually an indication of official approval on a document
stamp - to mark, or produce an imprint in or on something; "a man whose name is permanently stamped on our maps"
2.rubberstamp - approve automatically
approve - judge to be right or commendable; think well of
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Cooperation between the executive and legislative branches, however, is possible without Congress turning into a rubberstamp of Malacaaang.
But British Olympic bosses won't rubberstamp their place in Vancouver until after December's European championships in Aberdeen.
As Mexican voters go to the polls at the close of this edition, it will be their second chance in more than seven decades to truly make a choice, not rubberstamp the candidate of a political machine.
Every CEO worth his salt must wonder what it was like to be inside the boardroom when Bill Agee got his pals to rubberstamp his latest harebrained proposal as the company slowly sank into oblivion.
SC ruling on martial law a 'rubberstamp' on Duterte's tyranny petitioner !-- -- ( - February 20, 2019 - 11:29am MANILA, Philippines The Supreme Court affirmation of the martial law extension in Mindanao only put a "rubberstamp" on the "anti-people tyranny" of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, said one of the petitioners in the case.
ALAN Murphy hit his first goal of the season to rubberstamp Galway's win at Terryland Park.
PUP leader David Ervine, whose party has links to the paramilitary Ulster Volunteer Force, said his colleagues could not be expected to "rubberstamp" a deal they had no sight of during negotiations.
The Army believes Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon will rubberstamp plans to send women to war and is making preparations.
Hutchinson is expected to rubberstamp a pounds 3m Zola deal, before tempting Parma with a pounds 6m bid for Croatian midfielder Stanic.