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left-handed compliment

noun [C] uk   us   (also backhanded compliment) US
a remark that seems to say something pleasant about a person but could also be an insult
Translations of “left-handed compliment”
in Chinese (Traditional) 隱含譏諷的恭維…
in Chinese (Simplified) 隐含讥讽的恭维…
(Definition of left-handed compliment from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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