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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, perhaps to an excessive or unwarranted degree. I can't stand being around Marcus ever since his company became such a massive success. The guy just can't stop bragging about it! You're my daughter, and you have such good grades—of course I'm going to brag about you!
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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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bragging rights

If a person or an organization has bragging rights, they have a reason to be proud. Colleges want to compete for the most talented kids if only for bragging rights. Being acknowledged by a rock band carries certain bragging rights.
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Totally Bragging Productions produces “Total Bragging Rights,” a new web series featuring two best friends competing at a number of fun, contestant-generated challenges.
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Some employees may feel that bringing their own positive performance to their supervisor's attention will be viewed by others as bragging or shameless self-promotion.
Well, I want to spend a little time bragging in this column, not about my accomplishments, but about the accomplishments of the American Camping Association this fall.
Each year, the exclusive, invitation-only event welcomes famous Hollywood faces and world-class poker professionals who go head-to-head in a freeroll Texas Hold 'Em poker tournament for charity, cash prizes, and eternal bragging rights.
It's a big derby game and everybody wants to have the bragging rights.
YOU were disappointed with actor Ray Winstone for bragging about not paying tax RAY Winstone might think he's clever to avoid paying his taxes for 20 years.
All bragging rights from previous encounters will be superseded by whoever lifts that famous old trophy tomorrow.
Each episode of “Total Bragging Rights” features a new set of two best friends who compete against one another in competitive, contestant-generated challenges.