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Meaning of "slap on the back" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SLAP ON THE BACK

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SLAP ON THE BACK

slantwise
slanty
slap
slap and tickle
slap bass
slap down
slap-bang
slap-happier
slap-happiest
slap-happy
slap-up
slapdash
slaphead
slapjack
slapped
slapped-cheek disease
slapper
slapping
slapshot
slapstick

WORDS THAT END LIKE SLAP ON THE BACK

a slap on the back
back
back to back
bounce back
fall back
fight back
get back
go back
hit back
hold back
look back
lower back
on one´s back
pat on the back
pay back
pull back
put back
set back
sit back
take back
upper back

Synonyms and antonyms of slap on the back in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «slap on the back» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SLAP ON THE BACK

Find out the translation of slap on the back to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of slap on the back from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «slap on the back» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

拍的背
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

una palmada en la espalda
570 millions of speakers

English

slap on the back
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पीठ पर थप्पड़
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

صفعة على الجزء الخلفي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

хлопнуть по спине
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tapa na parte de trás
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পিছনে ঠাট্টা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tape sur le dos
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tamparan di belakang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Klaps auf den Rücken
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

背中に平手打ち
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

뒷면에 때리고
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tamparan ing mburi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tát vào lưng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மீண்டும் அடி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मागे थप्पड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Arkada tokatlamak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pacca sulla spalla
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

uderzenie z tyłu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

грюкнути по спині
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

palmă pe spate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χαστούκι στο πίσω μέρος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

klap op die rug
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

slap på baksidan
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

dask på baksiden
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of slap on the back

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SLAP ON THE BACK»

The term «slap on the back» is quite widely used and occupies the 29.556 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SLAP ON THE BACK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about slap on the back

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SLAP ON THE BACK»

Discover the use of slap on the back in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to slap on the back and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary
3 a slap on the back when someone hits you in a friendly way on the back in order to show praise for something you have done: He's won - give him a slap on the back. 4 a slap on the wrist informal a gentle warning or punishment: The judge ...
‎2008
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The SAGE Handbook of Social Psychology: Concise Student Edition
Similarly, prior information about the target person and stereotypic beliefs about the target's group membership suggesting that the target is a friendly or aggressive person may bias the identification of a slap on the back as friendly or  ...
Michael A Hogg, Joel Cooper, 2007
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Untitled
3 a slap onthe backwhen someonehits youina friendly way on the back in order to show praise for something you have done: He'swon-give him a slap on the back. 4 a slap on the wrist informal a gentle warning or punishment: The judge gave ...
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Harrap's essential English Dictionary
2 If someone gives you a slap on the back, they give you their congratulations by hitting you with the flat of their hand in the middle of your back. 3 A slap on the wrist is a gentle punishment or mild warning. phrasal verb slap down (informal) If  ...
‎1996
5
Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms
They applied for a permit and the building department slapped them down. a slap on the back See a pat on the back at pat slate wipe the slate clean to forget all past problems or mistakes and start something again ♢ Rogers hoped he could ...
Paul Heacock, 2003
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The Rotarian
They are called by their first names like Tom, Dick, Harry, Achieng, or Gopala, given a hearty slap on the back, and told to sit down and eat quickly because everyone has to be back at work at 2 o'clock. Yes, Rotary reminds us that we are  ...
7
When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need to Survive When ...
... and large-scale homesteading and I encourage you to learn all that you can about self-reliant strategies. If you have the initiative and the space to raise some or all of your family's food, you have my praise and a hearty slap on the back.
Cody Lundin, 2007
8
Alexander Hamilton
Hamilton wagered Morris that he would not dare to accost Washington with a friendly slap on the back. Taking up the challenge, Morris found Washington standing by the fireplace in a drawing room and genially cuffed him on the shoulder: ...
Ron Chernow, 2005
9
Boys' Life
If your doctor lets you run a hundred yard dash he will let you take a cold splash. A slap on the face with a feeling of cold, is interpreted by the body as a presence of danger and a need for instant action. A slap on the back means a friend, ...
10
Power Communication for Success
On the slap on the back might happen in a business thing. For example, boss comes over to see an employee and said “Boy, you did a great job on that report.” Slaps him on the back. Obviously, that's appropriate, and depending on the ...
Mike Siegel, 2011

6 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SLAP ON THE BACK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term slap on the back is used in the context of the following news items.
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Old soldier El Soldado gets a slap on the back for winning Te Aroha …
If Phillip Devcich slapped El Soldado once on the neck, he did it a hundred times. He did it when the horse came first back to scale after winning the Te Aroha ... «Stuff.co.nz, Apr 15»
2
Slap Ya Mama company upset over new NFL on-field advertising rules
The NFL and CST sent notices to Slap Ya Mama, the company that sponsors that ... "It's more or less a loving slap on the back and a kiss on the cheek thanking ... «WDSU New Orleans, Aug 14»
3
How that friendly slap on the back could backfire: Patting someone …
How that friendly slap on the back could backfire: Patting someone on the shoulder makes them less likely to help you. Using touch in interpersonal relationships ... «Daily Mail, Sep 13»
4
Peace Prize is a slap on the back for a struggling European Union
The European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday as it grapples with the worst crisis since its founding -- devastating debt and the threat of ... «CNN, Oct 12»
5
Harbaugh, Schwartz And The Back Slap Heard 'Round The NFL
... Slap Heard 'Round The NFL. October 17, 2011 2:50 PM ET. Mark Memmott 2010. Mark Memmott · Twitter. This hard handshake and sharp slap on the back: ... «NPR, Oct 11»
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A smack turns into a slap on the back for Tsiolkas
AUSTRALIAN author Christos Tsiolkas joined the ranks of such international literary giants as Peter Carey, Janet Frame and Vikram Seth yesterday when he ... «Brisbane Times, May 09»

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