mutual admiration society
A relationship in which two people have strong feelings of esteem for each other and often exchange lavish compliments. The term may signify either genuine or pretended admiration, as in Each of them praised the other's book—it was a real mutual admiration society. The expression was invented by Henry David Thoreau in his journal (1851) and repeated by Oliver Wendell Holmes and others.
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As an example of good science-and-society policymaking, the history of fluoride may be more of a cautionary tale.
“The institution of marraige [sic] is under attack in our society and it needs to be strengthened,” Bush wrote.
Those are troubling numbers, for unfettered speech is not incidental to a flourishing society.
Compared with neighbors Myanmar, Vietnam, and Laos, Cambodia appears to have a blossoming civil society.
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And with some expressions of mutual good-will and interest, master and man separated.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
Those in whom the impulse is strong and dominant are perhaps those who in later years make the good society actors.Children's Ways|James Sully
I haven't much time for seeing any one, except my patients, and the people I meet in society.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
Without any known cause of offence, a tacit acknowledgement of mutual dislike was shewn by Louis and de Patinos.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
William has thus been happily able to report to the society the approaching conversion of M'Bongo and his imminent civilization.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills