left-handed compliment Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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left-handed complimentnoun [C]

uk   us   (also backhanded compliment) US
a ​remark that ​seems to say something ​pleasant about a ​person but could also be an ​insult
(Definition of left-handed compliment from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “left-handed compliment”
in Chinese (Simplified) 隐含讥讽的恭维…
in Chinese (Traditional) 隱含譏諷的恭維…
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