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Slap on the back

DEFINITION

Admiration. Appreciation. Congratulatory reaction. When a boss slaps your back it is a complementary¬† sign of a ‘job well done’, though it may not have any other benefits.

“I did all that extra, overtime work with no pay and all I got was a slap on the back from the boss.”

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