What a left-handed compliment
! What she was actually implying was, "You look so OLD!"
Parties claiming to place women on equal pedestal with men often end up giving left-handed compliment
to the fair sex with disparaging remarks against them.
In a left-handed compliment
to the PSC Chair, Romasanta said 'the effort made by Ramirez was laudable' although it could not have changed Vargas' situation.
Three hankies, a busted gut and an altered perspective later, in the lobby I paid the troupe the left-handed compliment
that is the common curse of this startling genre: Surely, I wondered, they had decided on storylines and characters beforehand?
In his report, Harmon had a final left-handed compliment
for the attorneys in Goss v.
Second, and please forgive me because this primarily a left-handed observation (not the same as a left-handed compliment
): Ejection is fantastic.
The best I could ever do in that department was when my better half observed, and this is the ultimate left-handed compliment
, that I was "friendly with everyone and friends with no one." Jeez, thanks a lot.
It may seem a left-handed compliment
to say The Industry Standard was by far the best and most professional of this lot, but I mean it sincerely.
The only outside context is a series of white-on-black quotes about Chomsky that range from "one of our nation's most important natural resources" to "Chomsky's anti-Americanism is just plain wrong." None can top the New York Times' classic left-handed compliment
that describes him as "arguably the most important intellectual alive" only to qualify that "his political writings are maddeningly simple-minded."
For the time being, Dixon pays Duffy the left-handed compliment
of letting him get on with it.
Their working title, "Variazioni," prompted a left-handed compliment
from the dedicatee to Dallapiccola: "The idea of writing variations for voice is extremely original and very promising.
That's not a left-handed compliment
, it's just that the book is paperback-sized.
That paragon of still-life painting, Giorgio Morandi, sheds light on Luz, when we recall the Italian's spindly and fluted bottles, pepper mills and flasks, pitchers and bowls, which, according to American critic Max Kozloff, in a left-handed compliment
, have nothing to support except his sensibility-a mode of seeing, a way of touching paint onto canvas, his counterpointed little groupings, a preference for certain colors within a very restricted range.
It could be a left-handed compliment
because of his inclusive ways.
Aquino fixed his attention on this, instead of that left-handed compliment
(right-handed insult, if you will) about ourselves being no longer the clown of Asia, he might have realized that our economy is in much deeper "kwan" than the government he had inherited from Arroyo.