(plural mutual admiration societies)
- (idiomatic) A group of two or more people, in a workplace or other social environment, who routinely express considerable esteem and support for one another, sometimes to the point of exaggeration or pretense.
- Those two are incessantly flattering one another. They've formed an utterly nauseating mutual admiration society!
- Matt Dubey's lyrics for the 1956 Broadway musical Happy Hunting, became an instant hit and brought the term into common use:
- We belong to a mutual admiration society.