One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A compliment from a third person that is relayed to the person complimented in exchange for a similarly relayed compliment.
flattering remark, tribute, accolade, commendation, bouquet, pat on the back, encomiumView synonyms
- ‘‘I have a trade-last for you, Ida,’ she said.’
- ‘Now that I think about it, a trade-last is based on a similar idea, only you pay the goodwill backward instead of forward.’
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