Back-patting



an act or instance of offering praise or congratulation:
The winners indulged in a certain amount of mutual back-patting.
Historical Examples

And in all this outpouring of sentiment, this hand-shaking and back-patting, nobody thought to offer a kind word to old Waddles.
Fore! Charles Emmett Van Loan

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