a pat on the back Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "a pat on the back" - English Dictionary

See all translations

a pat on the back

praise: I got a pat on the back from (= was praised by) my boss.
Translations of “a pat on the back”
in Korean 칭찬하는 말…
in Arabic رَبْتة اِسْتِحْسان…
in Portuguese parabéns…
in Catalan felicitació…
in Japanese 称賛, 激励…
in Italian congratulazione, elogio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 稱讚,讚揚…
in Russian похвала, поощрение…
in Turkish sırtını sıvazlama…
in Chinese (Simplified) 称赞,赞扬…
in Polish pochwała…
(Definition of a pat on the back from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “a pat on the back” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
dole

the money that the government gives to people who are unemployed

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

responsible luxury noun
responsible luxury noun
August 03, 2015
high-end, green tourism and hospitality Jumeirah’s ‘responsible luxury’ approach is an example of a sustainable travel experience – future guests will enjoy the environment as much as today’s.

Read More