Pat yourself on the Back
Posted by Edward Stansell on August 24, 2002
In Reply to: Pat yourself on the Back posted by MT on August 19, 2002
To pat one's self on the back is to congratulate yourself for something because no one else does.
When someone does a good job at a thing, they are often patted on the back by a fellow worker, or friend, and told what a good job they did.