thumbs up someone


thumbs up someone
(give a) thumbs up to (someone/something) to show approval of or support for someone or something.

Voters gave a thumbs up to building swimming pool for the town.

Usage notes: often used in the form give the thumbs up (to something):

We have been given the thumbs up and will begin work next week.

Opposite of: (give a) thumbs down to (someone/something)

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • thumbs down — 1. n. a sign of disapproval. (See also turn thumbs down (on someone or something).) □ The board gave our proposal a thumbs down. □ Not another thumbs down! 2. mod. disapproving; negative. □ …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions