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Ways of praising someone or something - synonyms or related words

well done

used for giving someone praise when they do something well

good boy/girl

used for praising a child or a pet when they have done something correctly



used for showing that you admire what someone has done or that you enjoyed their performance

hip, hip, hooray

words shouted by a group of people as a way of celebrating or showing approval

compliments to someone

used for praising someone

nice one

used for showing your admiration or approval of something. This expression is used especially by young people

that’s the way

used for encouraging someone when they are doing something well

good thinking

used for telling someone that they have had a good idea

you’re a genius

used for telling someone that you are very impressed with something that they have just done or said



used for expressing a strong reaction, especially admiration or excitement



a combination of a hotdog and a hamburger in a specially designed bread bun

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high-level diplomats meeting and dining in an informal environment e.g. a party or club

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