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slap on the back

Definition of slap on the back in English:

Congratulations or commendations: they deserve a hearty slap on the back for their efforts
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  • What's more, while an increase of 29% in operating cash flow deserves a hearty slap on the back, it's easier to report good quarters when the bar is lower.
  • Fox has done a nice job on this transfer and deserves a hearty slap on the back.
  • Each and every one of them deserves a big slap on the back.
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