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[thuhmz-uhp] /ˈθʌmzˈʌp/
noun, Informal.
an act, instance, or gesture of assent, approval, or the like.
Origin of thumbs-up
1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for thumbs-up
  • He scrunched up his face, thrust his arms above his head, and gave the double thumbs-up sign.
  • They smiled, nodded, and gave the locals a thumbs-up sign.
  • Big bands, a ceremonial guard, thousands of people making thumbs-up signs along fence.
  • Rather than using a simple thumbs-up or thumbs-down, users can rate people at six levels of trustworthiness.
  • Allow them time to prepare and show thumbs-up when they are ready.
  • And your unblinking talking points really grind against that jokey-pokey-two-thumbs-up-wink-smile delivery.
  • Banned from debating the factual niceties, the jury instead gave a thumbs-up or thumbs-down to the courtroom performances.
  • And despite much skepticism, government watchdogs have given its performance a thumbs-up.
  • New computer model gives particle physics another thumbs-up.
  • It also appears to be getting a thumbs-up from the public.

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