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nod

2 noun
     
nod2
1 [countable] an act of nodding:
The woman greeted us with a nod of the head.
I showed the doorman my card and he gave a friendly nod.
2

give somebody the nod/get the nod from somebody

informal to give or be given permission to do something:
We're waiting for the boss to give us the nod on this one.
3

on the nod

British English informal by general agreement and without people discussing it:
The chairman's proposals are usually passed on the nod.
4

a nod's as good as a wink

British English used to tell someone that you have understood something, although it was said in an indirect way

➔ the land of nod

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