slap (one) on the back

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slap (one) on the back

To give someone a sign or expression of praise or approval. Brett's boss slapped us all on the back after we completed the project early and under budget.
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slap on the back

An expression of approval or praise. Brett's boss gave him a slap on the back after he completed the project early and under budget.
See also: back, on, slap

slap on the back

A gesture of congratulation, as in The coach gave him a slap on the back for coming in first. [Early 1800s]
See also: back, on, slap

slap someone on the back

congratulate someone heartily.
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