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a pat on the back

praise for something good that someone has done: I got a pat on the back for all my hard work.Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down
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…
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