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bragging rights

The authority and freedom to boast or brag of one's achievements that comes from having won a contest or succeeded in some way, especially against a close rival. The game matters little to either team's statistics, but it will ensure bragging rights for the rest of the year.
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brag about someone or something

to boast about someone or something; to talk proudly about someone or something. He bragged about how selfish he was. Jill brags a lot about her kids.
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Jamie Sutton, 21, said he had been with the trio, along with Hubbersty's girl friend Lesley Murphy, when Wood bragged about the incident.
He said: "Lord Hardwicke bragged he was untouchable because he was a lord.
A US paratrooper who raped and murdered an 11-year-old girl in Kosovo bragged to his colleagues about assaulting girls in other countries, it was revealed yesterday.
Almost a month after deputies arrested three suspected members of a local tagging crew, a fourth was taken into custody after he bragged that he had escaped prosecution, sheriff's officials said.
An arrest warrant was issued for Boris George ``Booney'' Graham, a 27-year-old Pacoima man, after he bragged about his role in the February death of 30-year-old Christopher Rawlings, police said.
McLetchie allegedly bragged the next day to an unidentified phone caller and in front of two undercover agents that he sold ``acid'' to the youths at the party.
He once bragged to a longtime friend that he had been on the ``dark side'' long before meeting Haun, the motion states.
A Lancaster man was charged with murder Tuesday in the strangulation of a 37-year-old woman, a slaying the defendant had bragged about to acquaintances, officials said.
LANCASTER - Sheriff's homicide investigators on Sunday discovered the body of a 37-year-old woman whose alleged killer reportedly had bragged about the slaying.
The co-workers testified that Becerra bragged about his alleged sexual encounters with young girls.