One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An instance of deliberately restrained clapping by an audience, of a type considered appropriate during a golf tournament but expressing a lack of approval or appreciation in other contexts.‘it's not that they deserved a standing ovation, but the golf clap was just plain insensitive’
- ‘A very big golf clap goes out to them for finally lifting the ban.’
- ‘Golf clap all around.’
- ‘All you get is a golf clap.’
- ‘It deserves a golf clap for providing sublime hi-fi liquidity.’
- ‘The sizeable crowd was muted; both sets of teams ran on to the field to a golf clap.’
- ‘Do we give her a golf clap for pushing the envelope again?’
- ‘(Insert golf clap here.)’
- ‘Will the relieved crowd of onlookers reward him with a golf clap?’
- ‘He'd apparently be better off with a polite golf clap.’
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