Philander, with a mildly puzzled expression on his face, turned to pursue Professor Porter, and in his mind he was revolving the question of whether he should feel complimented or aggrieved at Miss Porter's rather backhanded compliment
Sweary critiques include "This is just a s*** hipster Wetherspoons", to backhanded compliments
such as "Come to BrewDog, there are relatively few w*** here for a Saturday".
From all the backhanded compliments
about spoiling tactics, parking the bus and smothering Liverpool's front five, you would have thought Manchester United reneged on a promise to go gung-ho and get picked off by prior arrangement.
Now, I have heard worse backhanded compliments
, but does Kelly have a point?
In fact, this practice is so mainstream that there's a new set of backhanded compliments
which are, in reality, meant to wound.
Melbourne, August 7 ( ANI ): Jennifer Anniston has revealed that she hates backhanded compliments
of being told that she looks great "for her age".
com/2013/01/30/csi-ny-dui-carmine-giovinazzo-danny-messer/) arresting officers said that Giovinazzo was "one of the nicest people they've ever arrested," apparently embracing the notion of backhanded compliments
in the process.
Incredulous, dramatic, backhanded compliments
Nor did she lace her prose with backhanded compliments
to her own virtuous self-sacrifice.
Descriptions like 'wholehearted' and 'consistent' can be backhanded compliments
, implying a lack of bite or craft in a sportsman.
The 26-year-old says that when she does get spotted by fans, they usually offer her backhanded compliments
These rumors were usually examples of `wishful thinking' by threatened competitors, and I've learned to think of them as backhanded compliments
The French have previous for being gallant losers who congratulate British cyclists with backhanded compliments
And Arsene Wenger's programme notes - full of attempts to crank up the pressure on Claudio Ranieri's title-race gatecrashers which should actually be viewed as backhanded compliments
- said it all.
I'm getting sick of the backhanded compliments
that we work hard and all that.