Antonyms for tongue lashing

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It was plain the man had been giving Garret a tongue lashing.

Brad, bewildered by the tongue lashing he had received, called the telephone number again.

With their faces burning from the tongue lashing of their irate manager, the Giants went in for their last inning.

If God lets me live to spare my life, he'll get a tongue lashing from me that'll give him new respect for the Irish.