rubber-stamp (to)

 Approve without review.
 ► “The 107-year-old Bar falls under the purview of the state Supreme Court, whose members belong to the Bar and nearly always rubberstamp the Bar’s budget.” (Wall Street Journal, Feb. 21, 1996, p. F1)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • rubber-stamp — (something) if someone rubber stamps a decision or a plan, they give it official approval, often without thinking about it enough. School governors will not simply rubber stamp what teachers have already decided. The court was asked to rubber… …   New idioms dictionary

  • rubber stamp — ► NOUN 1) a hand held device for imprinting dates, addresses, etc. 2) a person who automatically authorizes another s actions. ► VERB (rubber stamp) 1) apply a rubber stamp to. 2) approve automatically without proper consideration …   English terms dictionary

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  • rubber-stamp — [rub′ər stamp′] vt. 1. to put the impression of a rubber stamp on ☆ 2. Informal to approve or endorse in a routine manner, without thought adj. ☆ routinely approved or approving …   English World dictionary

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