a slap on the back

noun phrase

: the act of slapping someone's back usually to express praise or approval
He gave me a slap on the back and said "Good job!"

Examples of a slap on the back in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Agustín Félix, a 26-year-old in tight jeans, expensive sneakers and a trucker hat, greeted Quintero with a slap on the back. Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times, 17 Jan. 2024

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“A slap on the back.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20slap%20on%20the%20back. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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