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Rubber Stamp

Informal; a term for a person or institution that theoretically could take an action independently but in practice follows the advice or counsel of another party. For example, shareholders may ratify the decision of the board of directors with little scrutiny. In this case, the shareholders act as a rubber stamp to the board.
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While it may be fair to say councils have no choice but to collude in this cramming, it might also be said that inviting objections to rubber-stamp decisions is bordering on duping the public.
You may be right, but I haven't seen any evidence that the court is a rubber-stamp body.
BELARUS will--with North Korea--remain the only country in the world whose textile exports to the European Union (EU) are restricted by quotas, under a temporary 2005 agreement awaiting a rubber-stamp from EU ministers.
I can't see any point in voting in the elections for Euro MPs since there is no such thing as a private member's bill in the European Parliament; the Euro MPs merely rubber-stamp decisions taken by the non-elected and corrupt European Commissioners.
The Jambos were last night expected to rubber-stamp a new four-year contract for the Finnish international goalkeeper.
The Tynecastle board met last night and were expected to rubber-stamp the Finnish keeper's four-year contract, which should be officially announced on Thursday.