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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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But lawmakers are expected to draw the line between this kind of cooperation and being a Malacaaang rubberstamp.
Birmingham City Council's planning committee rubberstamped the application last week after finding no issue with the proposal.
Royal Bank of Scotland boss Stephen Hester has seen his controversial Au7.7 million pay package rubberstamped by the Government, as the bank insisted it had to pay staff "fairly".
There will now be three competitions - the LV County Championship, the enhanced P20 tournament to be played in June and July, as well as a Sunday afternoon limited-overs competition - after the structure was rubberstamped at a board meeting yesterday.
F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone yesterday rubberstamped the agreement he held with the region's authorities last month.
They graduate human beings who, at the end of four years, cannot be rubberstamped, "quality-tested and approved."
For instance, in the act's 12-year history EPA has set standards for only 23 contaminants--a record Durenberger describes as "miserable, discouraging [and] disturbing.' Moreover, he says, many of the 23 were merely rubberstamped adoptions of standards set earlier by the Public Health Service.
PAT GILROY'S reappointment as Dublin senior football manager is expected to be rubberstamped by the county board tonight.
Although Price's appointment needs to be rubberstamped tonight by the six non-executive directors at the first board meeting since the end of the season, that is expected to prove a formality.