Traditionally denotes well wishes though could also imply taking a rest from celting
Thumbs up! Take a break from your cell and let's go for a cuppa coffee if all goes well.
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The final affirmation.
Somebody gave my definition a thumbs up. My life is complete.
by frazer June 21, 2004

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Voting "Thumbs Up" supports a word and definition.

See also thumbs down
234 thumbs up!
by 1_WTC_Lock June 06, 2004

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What you must give to this definition, or my parents will beat me.
Please! Just one thumbs up! Oh God, please!
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A phrase used be Ebert and Ropert to show that they loved a movie.
Damn! that movie must be good, it got two thumbs up from ebert and ropert!
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The so-called "Roman" thumbs down (kill him) or thumbs up (let him live) gesture to gladiators is actually an invention of Hollywood. It is true that there were gestures used in the Colliseum that denoted these meanings, but nobody knows what those gestures actually were - it wasn't recorded.

By the way, Romans also used to nod up for "no", down for "yes". They did not shake their heads for "no". Very confusing!
Morituri te salutant.
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1. a sign of approval

2. approving
I got the thumbs up to follow through from the manager.
by Light Joker January 05, 2007

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- Said when someone did something good.
- Opposite of 'thumbs down'.
'Thumbs up for you!'
'Thumbs up! You did a good job!'
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