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“vote of confidence” in British English

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vote of confidencenoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˌvəʊt əv ˈkɒn.fɪ.dəns/ us /ˌvoʊt əv ˈkɑːn.fɪ.dəns/

(Definition of “vote of confidence” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“vote of confidence” in American English

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vote of confidencenoun [ C ]

us /voʊt əv ˈkɑn·fɪ·dəns/

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.

(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 official vote that shows that the members of a parliament or organization support a leader or suggestion:

Italy's new prime minister 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 foreign direct investment this year, which is a remarkable vote of confidence.

(Definition of “vote of confidence” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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