One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An official statement or indication that something is accepted or regarded favourably.‘the minister gave his seal of approval to the project’
- ‘It didn't get the official stamp of approval again until 1926, when the university senate and principal gave the procession a cautious thumbs-up.’
- ‘Thus, companies hire reputable accounting firms to put their stamp of approval on their financial statements.’
- ‘They and the conservation lobby continue to hope that their efforts to preserve the city's heritage will soon get an official stamp of approval.’
- ‘Rarely, if ever, however, will espionage receive the official seal of approval from a board of directors.’
- ‘Is it more like a rubber stamp of approval for anything the vaccine makers want as a required vaccine?’
- ‘His Cabinet today put its stamp of approval to the state support and land-lease agreements but not without some tinkering.’
- ‘The big news this week is that the planners have given the official stamp of approval for the new community facility in the fields opposite Marshallstown houses.’
- ‘Over a million pages of documentation is required before any new drug can get the stamp of approval from world health authorities.’
- ‘These involved checking replacement parts against blueprints, and ensuring that they were correctly fitted, giving them a rubber stamp of approval.’
- ‘One way a Web site can show its compliance with recognized standards is to display a seal of approval from a validating agency.’
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