thumbs up




Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - thumbs up

"thumbs up"

a sign of approval;

approving;

positive

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - thumbs up

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: You are looking very happy and pleased with yourself.

Colleague 2: I am. I just pitched my new idea to the boss and she gave me the thumbs up to proceed with it.

Colleague 1: You have been working really hard on this project. I am glad the boss approved.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - thumbs up

A couple are talking ...

Husband: I have cleaned the garage, taken out the trash and mowed the lawn. Next is to repair the dishwasher and fix the leak in the kitchen faucet.

Wife: Two thumbs up, honey.

Husband: Thanks.

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thumbs up - Usage:

formal<---------------|-----------X---->informal



Usage Frequency Index:   3,772   click for frequency by country





thumbs up - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for thumbs up.




thumbs up - Examples:

1)  I so agree with you! Thumbs up!

2)  This unplugged album is good to the very last chord. Highly recommended. Two thumbs up.

3)  I pick up a DVD, and I see that Ebert has given it the thumbs up. That tells me that its worth watching.

4)  Truly an enjoyable RPG and combat experience, two thumbs up!

5)  Don't forget to give us the thumbs up to let us know you liked it! 

6)  The response was very encouraging with so many thumbs up, horn honks, some even stopped to chat.

7)  Thanks for sharing your story. Very great list! Thumbs up for this post.

8)  ... just say it's an enjoyable read period. I want to also give a thumbs up to the writer for including people with disabilities.

9)  ... teaching the parts of the body. You'll give these games a big thumbs up when your child learns about different parts of the body and their functions.

10)  The knowing nod of the head, an understanding smile, or a "thumbs up" may communicate that the message is understood.

11)  So long as that knowledge is available I'm giving this whole concept two thumbs up. Exploration is the heart and soul of human culture.

12)  ... has engaged some 20 merchants in helping to raise money to repair the field. Thumbs up to all of them.

13)  But if a player gives you a thumbs up from his gurney, then you are officially absolved from worry. 

14)  I found the ripcord with my right hand and waited for the thumbs up signal.

15)  We served the soup with homemade Shrimp Egg Rolls and everyone gave this meal a thumbs up. Enjoy!

16)  ... actually love safety. Helmets, car seats, seat belts -- all get a thumbs up from me.

17)  ... will be watching and waiting and when you are right I will give you a thumbs up

18)  I will say that it was another hard-to-put-down book from Michael Lewis. Thumbs up, and all that stuff.

19)  Although I do not frequent this store often, I want to give two thumbs up for their customer service! The manager there was very respectful and helpful to ...

20)  ... waving to the crowd as they cheered and waved back. He then offered a thumbs up, and later placed his right hand over his heart -- an appreciative gesture ...