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a pat on the back

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha pat on the backa pat on the backinformalPRAISE praise for something that you have done well Alex deserves a pat on the back for all his hard work. pat
Examples from the Corpus
a pat on the backThat was intended to be a pat on the back - as one of several others - for me.I think you all deserve a pat on the back for your hard work.The tournament-sponsoring Thunderbirds deserve a pat on the back.I think we should give Fairclough a pat on the back for his performances in the last few games.Just a smile or a pat on the back may keep a student working.It amounts to a pat on the back.Try starting with a pat on the back to soften the blow of criticism.No one gets past him without an encouraging word, a pat on the back, a smile.Now congratulate your loved one and give yourself a pat on the back as well for your own agility around the course.
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