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.
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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.
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Translations

backslapping

[ˈbækˌslæpɪŋ] Nespaldarazos mpl
mutual backslappingbombo m mutuo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

backslapping

[ˈbækˌslæpɪŋ] n (fam) → scambio di pacche sulle spalle
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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The backslapping marathon reached its zenith on Sunday with daddy (or should that be mummy, given these colour of the evening.
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ANTONIO CONTE has refused to jump on the bandwagon and join the Burnley backslapping.
There will be live performances as well as a look back over two-and-a-half decades of the backslapping event, before the winner is announced.
There was lots of backslapping as a result of the win, as might be expected.
IT MAY be a largely tedious backslapping bonanza not to be taken too seriously, but that doesn't mean you don't want your own favourites to do well (The National Television Awards, ITV, Wednesday).
RECENTLY there was backslapping for the opening of the new cycle track on Marton Road, Middlesbrough (Gazette, 17.09.15).
But seriously folks, now that all the shouting, backslapping and "yahboo sucks to you" fades into a distant memory, we all hope the Tory rhetoric re the referendum is worth more than its promise to those expats who fought and died in order that we could all live in a free Europe, safe from Nazi tyranny and its despotic principles.
Poor Jennifer Aniston hasn't had much luck at this year's backslapping season, but there's one award she will forever have in the bag.
Whether angels sang or if there were hugs, backslapping, or kisses on
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