backslapping


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back·slap

 (băk′slăp′)
v. back·slapped, back·slap·ping, back·slaps
v.intr.
To demonstrate effusive goodwill.
v.tr.
To demonstrate effusive goodwill toward (another or others).

back′slap′per n.

back•slap•ping

(ˈbækˌslæp ɪŋ)

n.
the practice of making an effusive display of friendliness, as by slapping people on the back.
[1770–80]
back′slap`, v.t., v.i. -slapped, -slap•ping.
back′slap`per, n.
Translations

backslapping

[ˈbækˌslæpɪŋ] Nespaldarazos mpl
mutual backslappingbombo m mutuo

backslapping

[ˈbækˌslæpɪŋ] n (fam) → scambio di pacche sulle spalle
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