a mutual admiration society

a mutual admiration society

  (humorous)
a situation in which two people express a lot of admiration for each other 'You haven't aged at all.' 'Neither have you and look how slim you are!' 'Hey, you two, why don't you form a mutual admiration society!'
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If you don't want a mutual admiration society, which dies as soon as you've all discovered each other's faults, you must nobble the Press.
It's a mutual admiration society for Laurence, who married Doctor Who star Billie Piper at New Year.
The films' formula is pretty basic: Two cops meet, initially clash and then grudgingly form a mutual admiration society as they're beating up the bad guys.
A mutual admiration society appears to be developing between the Jockey Club and its one arch-enemy, Levy Board chairman Lord Wigg, to judge by comments made by retiring senior steward Sir Randle Feilden at the Timeform charity dinner at York.
Wynona and I met backstage at last year's APLA event in Los Angeles," Neville explained, "and found we were members of a mutual admiration society.
It is not a mutual admiration society," said Saal of the intense competition between locals.
Somewhere in all that time, we exchanged a couple of phone calls with him and lapsed into a mutual admiration society.
We always kid each other we have a mutual admiration society going on.
The three men enjoyed a mutual admiration society that met every summer at the Bears' training camp at Lake Forest, 30 miles north of Chicago.
CBS tacitly acknowledged the lack of a compelling character in the finale by providing Wesson, Donaldson and chef Keith Famie for a Friday phone press conference that played like a mutual admiration society.
But it was evident during Friday's Hollywood Bowl concert that the Broadway superstars formed a mutual admiration society, which made their spectacular performance even more special.
Instead, Ward is satisfied to leave viewers with that hackneyed illusion that all of show biz is a mutual admiration society.
There was talk of a project on the boards that would team up Benigni and Robin Williams - a mutual admiration society, they acted like fast chums at the Academy Awards.
Somewhere in those four years, we got to be good enough friends to forge a mutual admiration society.