To compliment the occasion, Fallon went à mom too, cross-dressing in a long wig, khakis, and a pink cardi.
And then came the final bell-tolling moment of truth: When someone compared you to Bon Jovi, you took it as a compliment.
Actually, Obama does indeed mean that as a compliment, doesn't he?
And really, this peace prize is more than a compliment to President Obama.
When Marcus Dupree is given a compliment, the first thing he does is laugh from the heart.
"Yes," Mr. Caffyn went on, apparently not in the least softened by the compliment.
Thank you for the compliment, but I don't expect to stick to it all my life.
By this we intend a compliment rather than a charge of imitation.
She laughed her little laugh of pleasure, and thanked him prettily for the compliment.
But this I will do—thank you most sincerely for the compliment you pay us Cismontane heretics.
"An act, or expression of civility, usually understood to include some hypocrisy, and to mean less than it declares" [Johnson], 1570s, complement, via French compliment (17c.), from Italian complimento "expression of respect and civility," from Vulgar Latin *complire, for Latin complere "to complete" (see complete (adj.)), via notion of "complete the obligations of politeness." Same word as complement but by a different etymological route; differentiated by spelling after 1650.
1610s, from French complimenter, from compliment (see compliment (n.)). Related: Complimented; complimenting.