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bakhan duhd

  • v  hit a tennis ball backhand
  • a  (of racket strokes) made across the body with back of hand facing direction of stroke
  • s  roundabout or ambiguous
    attacks from that source amounted to a backhanded compliment to his integrity
    a backhanded and dishonest way of reaching his goal

  • The backhanded comment refers to the well-publicized fact that the Nazi regime had supplied the automakers with slave labor.
  • The architect of this was, of course, Karl Rove, whom McClellan praises in a variety off backhanded ways.
  • In a backhanded compliment, Markopolos said the SEC is a "bad regulator, but the best of a very sorry lot," though at one point he also suggested that it might be better to disband .
News & Articles

  • Kuchar gets ‘major’ chance
    ARDMORE, Pa. — Matt Kuchar isn’t surprised his name is now getting placed near the top of this backhanded list — the angst-filled and pressure-driven list of the Best Player Never to Have Won a Major. “There are a lot of us in that boat,” Kuchar said yesterday on the eve...
    June 13, 2013 - New York Post
  • Amanda Bynes: I Only Like Drake Because He’s So Ugly
    Amanda Bynes was back to her head-scratching hijinks on Twitter Monday, again tagging superstar rapper Drake in a tweet which (we think) contained a backhanded compliment . “I only like… READ ON
    June 11, 2013 -

  • Bob Kerrey in International Herald Tribune
    I answered a question about your qualifications to be president in a way that has been interpreted as a backhanded insult of you. I assure you I meant to do just the opposite,Kerrey wrote.
  • Monte Irvin in
    He backhanded the ball with the bases loaded,Irvin said, "fell down and knocked himself out. But he still held on to the ball. Incredible."
  • Brad Richardson in ESPN
    I backhanded it as hard as I could, but he [Osgood] made a great save,said Richardson. "It was just laying there and I poked it and it squeaked under him."

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