pat on the back
phrasal an expression of approval

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pat on the back — noun praise; congratulations Give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done …   Wiktionary

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  • pat on the back(2) — {n. phr.} 1. An encouraging tap of the hand on someone s back; a show of sympathy or support. * /I gave her a pat on the back and told her she had done fine work./ 2. A word or gesture of praise or other encouragement; applause. * /Pats on the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pat on the back(2) — {n. phr.} 1. An encouraging tap of the hand on someone s back; a show of sympathy or support. * /I gave her a pat on the back and told her she had done fine work./ 2. A word or gesture of praise or other encouragement; applause. * /Pats on the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pat on the back(1) — {v. phr.} 1. To clap lightly on the back in support, encouragement, or praise. * /The coach patted the player on the back and said a few encouraging words./ 2. To make your support or encouragement for (someone) felt; praise. * /After he won the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pat on the back(1) — {v. phr.} 1. To clap lightly on the back in support, encouragement, or praise. * /The coach patted the player on the back and said a few encouraging words./ 2. To make your support or encouragement for (someone) felt; praise. * /After he won the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the back — See: PAT ON THE BACK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the back — See: PAT ON THE BACK …   Dictionary of American idioms

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