I heard AP Radio News reporting Republican presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich won the endorsement of New Hampshire’s largest newspaper, which can reset the going of presidential race. The news was aired via AFN Tokyo at 7:00 am (Tokyo time), Monday.
I think I heard:
“Republican presidential hopeful, Newt Gingrich wins the endorsement of New Hampshire’s largest newspaper, which passed over front runner, Mitt Romney for the nod. The New Hampshire Union Leader’s editorial potentially resets the race in the state with its first-in-the nation primary.”
What does “pass over somebody for the nod - the newspaper passed over Mitt Romney for the nod” mean? Is this popular phrase?