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Chris -- 2011-03-08
A vote of confidence is an expression of support; I don’t know whether it is related to the notion of a “confidence vote” for the government in a parliamentary system. A boat of confidence looks to be a quite substantially larger expression of support. The first two instances have lost their interpersonal character and are therefore less eggcornish; the last two are clearer eggcorns.
If you float the question, you might get a boat of confidence, I suppose.
*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .