pride oneself on


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Related to pride oneself on: pride of place, take pride in

pride (oneself) on (something)

To take satisfaction in, be proud of, or highly value something one owns, has done, or is renowned for. Our company has always prided itself on its excellent customer support and commitment to customer satisfaction. Janet prides herself on her three Olympic gold medals.
See also: on, pride

pride oneself on

Also, take pride in. Be proud of, take satisfaction in, as in We pride ourselves on always being punctual, or She took pride in her flower garden. The first term dates from the late 1300s, the second from the late 1500s.
See also: on, pride