give somebody/yourself a pat on the back

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give somebody/yourself a ˌpat on the ˈback

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pat somebody/yourself on the ˈback (for doing something)

praise somebody/yourself for something they/you have done well: I think we should pat James on the back for working so hard.I feel I can give myself a pat on the back for finishing everything on time.
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