Irish Compliment

What is Irish Compliment?


An idiomatic expression which may convey one of two meanings:

1. A statement delivered as a compliment, but which contains an implied insult.

2. Damning with faint praise.

Sometimes also described as a left-handed compliment, these are sometimes delivered with obvious sarcasm or complete deadpan.

A: Wow! You're apartment looks great, especially given your poor taste and reluctance to spend money.

B: Gee thanks. You've take something friendly and turned it into an Irish compliment. Jerk.

See irish, compliment, sarcasm, irony, deadpan


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