pat on the back

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Noun[edit]

pat on the back (plural pats on the back)

  1. (idiomatic) Praise, congratulations.
    Give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done.

Verb[edit]

pat on the back

  1. (idiomatic, transitive) To praise or congratulate.
    Don't pat yourself on the back so vigorously; you might hurt yourself.