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trade-last

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Definition of trade-last in English:

noun

US dated
A compliment from a third person that is relayed to the person complimented in exchange for a similarly relayed compliment.
Example sentences
  • Now that I think about it, a trade-last is based on a similar idea, only you pay the goodwill backward instead of forward.
  • ‘I have a trade-last for you, Ida,’ she said.

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