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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.
Translations of “backslapping”
in Chinese (Traditional) (大聲的)互相讚揚,相互祝賀…
in Chinese (Simplified) (大声的)互相赞扬,相互祝贺…
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