vote of confidence

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vote of confidence (plural votes of confidence)

  1. A motion proposed in a parliament or other assembly to give members the chance to express their confidence in a government; sometimes proposed by a government to counter a vote of no confidence proposed by the opposition; defeat would lead to the resignation of the government.
  2. (informal, by extension) Any indication of confidence in another.
    • 2006, Robert B. Parker, Hundred-Dollar Baby, Putnam, ISBN 0399153764, page 44,
      "I don't find you unduly piggish," she said.
      "Wow," I said. "Thanks for the vote of confidence."

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