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bathe in

1. Literally, to wash a person or thing in something. In this usage, a noun is used between "bathe" and "in." I have such fond memories of bathing my newborn daughter in our kitchen sink. If you burned your fingers, bathe them in cold water.
2. To cover with a substance, typically an intangible one (such as light). When we turned on our Christmas lights, our house was bathed in bright colors. I love laying on the beach and bathing in the sunlight.
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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

bathe someone or something in something

 
1. Lit. to cleanse someone or something in something; to coat someone or something all over with some liquid. (In a container of liquid or the liquid itself.) She bathed the baby in warm water. Liz bathed her injured hand in cold water. She bathed herself in the warm spring water and took a long nap under a tree.
2. Fig. to blanket or spread over someone or something, as with light, vapor, color, etc. The candles bathed her in a soft glow. The red of the sunset bathed the trees in an eerie light.
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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
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Many CNAs reported that if the requested CNA was not working on the resident's scheduled bath day, the resident would be bathed by a less familiar CNA, even if the bathing experience would be more combative or otherwise less successful.
The study also showed that individuals who have a family member who was aware of their hospital care were more likely to be bathed by hospital staff.
In contrast, 63 percent of those surveyed who were hospitalized themselves for a week or more said they were not bathed by hospital staff.
Gender also is an indicator of whether patients are bathed.
Consider how many nursing home residents have been incontinent before being bathed, and how many have open sores, lesions, and skin conditions harboring bacteria, viruses, spores, and mold.
Nass: The study involved 300 nursing home residents in several locations and included those who were showered bathed in a tub, or bathed at bedside.