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vote of confidence

noun
     
Related topics: Voting
vote of confidence plural votes of confidence [countable]
1PPV a formal process in which people vote in order to show that they support someone or something, especially the government:
On April 19 the new government won a vote of confidence by 339 votes to 207.
2 something that you do or say that shows you support someone and approve of their actions
vote of confidence in
The new investments are widely seen as a vote of confidence in the nation's economic future.

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