vote of confidence


vote of confidence
.vote of 'confidence
plural votes of confidence
n
1.) 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.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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