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"vote of confidence" in British English

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vote of confidencenoun [C usually singular]

uk   us  
formal an ​occasion when the ​members of a ​parliament or other ​organization are ​asked to say that they ​support the ​people in ​authority and ​agree with ​theiractions: The ​government held a ​vote of ​confidence and ​lost/​won it. a ​sign that you are ​pleased with the ​quality of something or what someone has done or ​produced: I ​think the ​fact that so many of you are here ​tonight is a ​vote of ​confidence forourlocalperformers.
(Definition of vote of confidence from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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vote of confidencenoun [C]

 us   /voʊt əv ˈkɑn·fɪ·dəns/
a vote to show ​support, esp. for a ​government or ​politicalleader: fig. Richardson said that ​foreigninvestmentamounts to a vote of confidence in the ​basic soundness of the U.S. ​economy.
(Definition of vote of confidence from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"vote of confidence" in Business English

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vote of confidencenoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   (plural votes of confidence)
POLITICS, MEETINGS an ​officialvote that ​shows that the ​members of a ​parliament or ​organizationsupport a ​leader or suggestion: Italy's new ​primeminister is expected to ​win his first ​vote of ​confidence from ​parliament next week. He has so far ​survived two ​votes of ​confidence from an ​increasingly frustrated ​board.
a ​sign that you like or ​trust someone or something: Mexico could receive as much as $13 ​billion in ​foreigndirectinvestment this ​year, which is a remarkable ​vote of ​confidence.
(Definition of vote of confidence from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “vote of confidence”
in Chinese (Simplified) 信任投票, 满意, 信任…
in Chinese (Traditional) 信任票,信任投票, 滿意, 信任…
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