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English definition of “backslapping”

backslapping

noun [U] uk   /ˈbækˌslæp.ɪŋ/ us  
a noisy expression of happiness and positive feelings, usually showing admiration for a shared success: There was a party after the ceremony where much drinking and backslapping went on.Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing downCelebrations, parties and special occasionsSpecific holidays and festivals
(Definition of backslapping from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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