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Related to trade-last: trade down
A favorable remark that one has overheard about another person and offers to repeat to that person in exchange for a compliment overheard about oneself.
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informal US a compliment that one has heard about someone, which one offers to tell to that person in exchange for a compliment heard about oneself
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a flattering remark relayed to the person so complimented by someone who heard it, in exchange for a similar compliment made about himself or herself. Abbr.: T.L., TL, t.l.
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