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  • n. Alternative spelling of backslapping.


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  • The story actually has been driven more by the ultra high incomes (the upper. 1%, for sake of argument) which has been created by a culture of corporate back-slapping.

    Why aren't there more investment bankers?, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Garner, unlike many in New York literary circles, could not quite go along with the rush of back-slapping huzzahs that greeted the publication last year of a book called The Man in the Gray Flannel Skirt by someone named Jon-Jon Goulian.

    Steve Kettmann: Best Rip Job of the Year

  • Nearly 41 million people watched last year's orgy of trophy dispensing and back-slapping -- the franchise's biggest audience since 2005.

    James Franco and Anne Hathaway don't help Oscar ratings

  • The Conservative benches erupted in cheers and back-slapping as the final vote was held Saturday night, signalling that the official Opposition New Democrats had folded their tent on a decision the party's deputy leader called "pre-ordained."

    Canada Post Back-To-Work-Bill Passes House Of Commons

  • And that's the problem with most author blogs -- they really have no purpose beyond self-promotion or self-absorption ( "Today, I face The Blank Page ...") and the comments generally tend to be back-slapping among friends.

    Why aren't they called adults' books

  • But the CIA and its cigar-chomping, back-slapping director Tenet did have a plan, because from the time that the Taliban had first seized Kabul five years earlier, the Agency had remained in touch with the Northern Alliance.

    The Longest War

  • Soon, those handshakes turned into righteous hugs and hand pounds, hi-fives and playful back-slapping every time our paths connected.

    One Season

  • Turning 12 golf soloists into a hugging, back-slapping team is the challenge for every Ryder Cup captain.

    Ryder Cup: A Most Un-Golflike Golf Tournament

  • It's just a big old back-slapping irrelevant load of cack - is anybody bothered when the awards seem to give decent music the body swerve?

    Brit awards 2011: Take That win best British group 21 years after their debut

  • The giddy back-slapping decoding of the human genome, has given way to a more sober view of the limits of genomics and the remarkable understanding of what we all knew intuitively--that how we live, the quality of our relationships, the food we eat, how we use our bodies, and the environment that washes over us and determines much more than our genes ever will.

    Mark Hyman, MD: Why Your Genes Don't Determine Your Health


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