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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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Skrtel is now waiting for the deal to be rubber-stamped by Liverpool's owners.
The competition watchdog has now rubber-stamped its earlier findings that the deal "was not expected to result in a substantial lessening of competition", despite giving Sportech access to more than 750,000 weekly pools punters and virtually all of the pools market.
F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone yesterday rubber-stamped the agreement he held with the region's authorities last month.
F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone last night rubber-stamped the agreement he held with the region's authorities last month.
COUNCIL chiefs yesterday rubber-stamped plans for congestion charging for traffic in Edinburgh.
Mick Quinn is back in the training ranks after the Jockey Club rubber-stamped his reapplication for a licence.
The council's regulatory committee has rubber-stamped the bike park plan in an effort to cut down on the congestion created every week by score of bikers who meet at Bancroft Gardens.
In sum, the board, that is, the board members, like the psychiatrist, had zero contact with the teacher, and merely rubber-stamped the administrators' decisions.
It's the most comprehensive of guides to family health - and thanks to our special relationship with the Department of Health it comes rubber-stamped with the Government's seal of approval.
Two goals from Larusdottir and one from Vidarsdottir rubber-stamped Iceland's authority and ensure they progress to the finals in Finland.
His secret passion for military history was revealed as he rubber-stamped the right of the crew of HMS Daring to march through the city with 'bayonets fixed'.
Now West Sussex Primary Care Trust has recommended it stay open, and the move will be rubber-stamped next week.