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bask in

1. To bathe oneself in sunlight. I love laying on the beach and basking in the sunlight.
2. By extension, to revel in something pleasant or enjoyable. She's still basking in the favorable reviews of her performance in the play.
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bathe in reflected glory

To gain fame only through one's association with a famous or successful person. It's tough bathing in the reflected glory of my sister, the world-renowned singer, when I want to have my own singing career.
See also: bathe, glory, reflect

bask in reflected glory

To gain fame only through one's association with a famous or successful person. It's tough basking in the reflected glory of my sister, the world-renowned singer, when I want to have my own singing career.
See also: bask, glory, reflect

bask in something

Fig. to enjoy or revel in something, such as praise, fame, etc. (Alludes to a person or animal resting in the warming rays of the sun.) Alice enjoyed basking in her newfound fame. Lily loves basking in praise.
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bathe/bask in reflected ˈglory

get attention and fame not because of something you have done but through the success of somebody else connected to you: She wasn’t happy to bathe in the reflected glory of her daughter’s success, as she wanted to succeed on her own.
See also: bask, bathe, glory, reflect

bask in

v.
1. To expose oneself to pleasant warmth: We basked in the afternoon sun at the beach.
2. To take great pleasure or pride in something; revel in something: For a long time, I basked in the success of my first book.
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AS Britain basked in the hottest day of the year yesterday this sunlover on Brighton beach was in the pink - though he might regret it later.