This sum does not take into account the so-called fact-finding all-expenses-paid trips to warmer climates when all the back-slapping
freeloaders have had their snouts in the trough.
The town may be awash with all sorts of scandal concerning some very high profile people but the A-list put it all behind them at the weekend and got on their gladrags for the annual back-slapping
event that is the Hollywood Film Awards.
England lock Itoje jumped around back-slapping
his team-mates when the Lions forced a turnover penalty late on against the Blues on Wednesday night.
Across the pond they kicked off the 2016 back-slapping
with the Hollywood Film Awards at the weekend (nope, we hadn't heard of them before either).
So our message to politicians is keep the back-slapping
short - you've got work to do.
So how about saving the back-slapping
until the entire country is back on its feet?
It's a wonder anyone can drive with such ferocious back-slapping
Next year they shouldn't bother televising this exercise in back-slapping
Neil wasn't a person that was a back-slapping
easy to get along with kind of guy.
Summary: It may have been a night of Hollywood back-slapping
but there was plenty of time for comedy at the Oscars, as Will Ferrell proved.
AMID all the back-slapping
and tub-thumping following the publication of Rangers' interim figures the other day one thing struck me as being very odd indeed.
ITV's festival of back-slapping
is never a laughing matter.