pay (someone) a compliment

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Definition of pay (someone) a compliment

: to say something nice about (someone)

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“Pay (someone) a compliment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pay%20%28someone%29%20a%20compliment. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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