pay compliment

pay someone compliment

Fig. to give someone a compliment. Tom paid Bill a compliment when he told him he was intelligent. Mary was very gracious when Anne paid her a compliment.
See also: compliment, pay
References in classic literature ?
Upon my word, Dorian, Miss Sibyl knows how to pay compliments.
I'd have to pay compliment to our management team as well - we pushed them hard.
At Sligo on Sunday trainers were queueing up to pay compliment to the watering of the track by Brian Kennedy and his team, in consultation with clerk of the course Lorcan Wyer.
Coach Huub Stevens said: "I have to pay compliment to the team for their will to win.
With the words, "you're acting colored," she can pay compliment to a close--black or white--friend.
All tabletop accessories will accent and pay compliment to the lamps, as well as selected paintings from Kinkade.
I've got to pay compliment to my predecessors for what has gone on before," he says.
It is only right to pay compliments to some of the other people who have had very respectable seasons.
The Catalan is an FA Cup winning manager and speaks glowingly about it but next season is the time for him to also pay compliments to the League Cup.
I'm not here to pay compliments to the mighty Dan Harris but to a book he has written, "10 percent Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works -- A True Story.
Yesterday the diva took time for a meet and greet at Mall of the Emirates where she was gracious enough to say cheese many a time, sign autographs, and even pay compliments to others, Tweeting, " Had a crazy time with @jordy_cobelens @twsteel in the Emirates mall
Gerrard was happy to pay compliments in person to Ibrahimovic.
I must say, they are the best team we have played against this season and I want to pay compliments to Queens Park Rangers.
As we seem to read so many complaints about one thing or another, I thought it's time to pay compliments now and then when such promptness is shown.
I pay compliments to Roma, who have played excellent football and believed in it to the end, but it is no coincidence that Inter have been champions three years running.