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a pat on the back

praise: I got a pat on the back from (= was praised by) my boss.
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…
(Definition of a pat on the back from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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