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vote of confidence

noun [C]  /voʊt əv ˈkɑn·fɪ·dəns/ us  
a vote to show support, esp. for a government or political leader: fig. Richardson said that foreign investment amounts to a vote of confidence in the basic soundness of the U.S. economy.
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