a vote of confidence
Meaning: A vote of confidence is something that shows you're happy with the quality of something or pleased with someone or their work.
- The manager's selection of the same players for this week's game was seen as a vote of confidence in them.
- If your boss has given you the job of organising a seminar for the first time, take it as a vote of confidence in your organisational skills.
Stanley saw it as a vote of confidence in his abilities when the manager asked him to