Meaning of “left-handed compliment” in the English Dictionary

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"left-handed compliment" in British English

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left-handed complimentnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌleft.hæn.dɪd ˈkɒm.plɪ.mənt/ us /ˌleft.hæn.dɪd ˈkɑːm.plɪ.mənt/ also backhanded compliment US

(Definition of “left-handed compliment” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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