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bask in reflected glory

To experience or enjoy fame only through one's association with a famous or successful person. As the sister of the superstar, for years she basked in reflected glory, until she finally got her own shot at fame.
See also: bask, glory, reflect

bathe in

1. Literally, to wash a person or thing in something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun 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 experience or enjoy fame only through one's association with a famous or successful person. As the sister of the superstar, for years she bathed in reflected glory, until she finally got her own shot at fame.
See also: bathe, 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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| ILKESTON FC: Durrant, Kenworthy, Coleman, Morris, Baker, Bather, Rose, Gordon, Lavelle-Moore, Brown, Goddard.
Of course, in this case the rescued bather was - a shivering Yorkshire Terrier.
This significant bather load can decrease the sanitizer levels quickly.
Water can be distributed at higher temperatures, reducing the peril of Legionella, while the bather is protected from scalding with temperature/pressure sensing technology.
* Because North American practice uses slipstream ozonation (typically 10-50 percent), does not employ flocculation or a water purge and may not have an active GAC filter, bather contaminant removal will be significantly lower, reducing cost effectiveness.
Figure 7 shows a comparison of HCGI rates under the clustered and uniform bather distribution scenarios.
Bather, whose CV includes stints as a trainer, amateur rider and employee of Ascot auctioneers Brightwells, now runs a livery, breaking and sales preparation operation at Hatfield Heath, as well as organising syndicates.
The addition of play features further enhances the bather load.
Bather, a year 10 pupil at Rydal Penrhos school in Colwyn Bay, achieved the podium finish against some of the best juniors from the UK and beyond in the under-21 competition, despite being one of the youngest in the field aged just 14.
Mavris added that the port police "can't keep an eye on each and every bather", and noted that instructions on warning signs should be followed at all times.
While the mythological and religious angles of this French painting tradition had been cut off by Impressionist diktat, there were precedents, notably in the work of Courbet and Manet, for a secular approach, and Renoir's good friend Cezanne had, as early as the mid-1870s, begun painting from his imagination figure studies in the bather tradition.
SONGWRITER Paul Vance, who earned pop culture immortality with the 1960 hit song about a bashful bather, Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, has died in the US.
Rachel and Martyn Bather won the chance of a lifetime for an all-expenses-paid wedding in our competition last year.
Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield admitted clinical negligence in their treatment of Kyle Bather, who died on March 12 2002 from meningococcal septicaemia.
Many reports suggest that 1 liter of bather waste is added per hour.