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rubber-stamp

verb [T] uk   /ˌrʌb.əˈstæmp/ us    /-ɚ-/ disapproving
to officially approve a decision or plan without thinking about it: The boss makes the decisions and the committee just rubber-stamps them.Approving and approvalAccepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantly
(Definition of rubber-stamp verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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