trade-last
noun Date: 1891 a complimentary remark by a third person that a hearer offers to repeat to the person complimented if he or she will first report a compliment made about the hearer

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  • trade-last — trade′ last′ n. +sts a flattering remark relayed to the person so complimented by someone who heard it, in exchange for a similar compliment made about himself or herself Abbr.: T.L., TL, t.l. • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • trade-last — noun a compliment that I heard about you that I offer to trade for a compliment you have heard about me • Hypernyms: ↑compliment * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) : a complimentary remark by a third person that a hearer offers to repeat to the person… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • trade-last — /trayd last , lahst /, n. Informal Older Use. a compliment that one has heard and that one offers to tell the person so complimented under the condition that that person will first report a compliment made about oneself. Abbr.: T.L. [1890 95,… …   Universalium

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