a slap on the back

a slap on the back

See: a pat on the back
See also: back, slap

a slap on the back

praise or approval We gave her a big slap on the back for helping to organize the concert.
See also: back, slap
References in classic literature ?
Eleven had struck before Raffles awoke from his sullen reverie, and recalled me from mine with a slap on the back.