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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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The vast majority of bathing water sites have good quality bathing water.
The Tena Bathing Glove offers several key advantages over traditional basin baths or disposable wipes, including:
Some 66% of all bathing waters in Bulgaria have excellent water quality, the European bathing water quality in 2013 report states.
As it is noted "all coastal bathing waters met at least sufficient water quality in 2013" and no coastal bathing waters had to be closed during the bathing season.
The report is divided into large areas: the Mediterranean region (62% of the entire coastal bathing area in the EU), the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, the Atlantic and the Black Sea.
As Fagan (2002) explained: For the Roman, bathing was a social event.
Super sentos as a cheap and cheerful bathing experience have peaked in popularity, but they have become commonplace, and even the Japanese sometimes want to escape the crush when they relax.
When asked what they disliked about bathing residents with ADRD, CNAs cited examples of aggressive resistance that caused them emotional distress and concern for their physical safety.
Bathing equipment and transfer devices have come a long way from the days of cast iron tubs and steam kettles.
By the time of the Greeks, people had recognized the health benefits of bathing (and dodging crocodiles).
Many people, in this sedentary age, simply don't sweat enough, making sweat bathing particularly desirable during these times.
Ancient Greeks removed grime by dragging a curved blade over their skin after bathing.
But another voluntary standard, ASTM F462--Slip Resistant Bathing Facilities--is widely used by plumbing manufacturers for most enamel-coated steel tubs.
Various new facilities were needed, particularly a new bathing hall, but above all the image of the place had to be transformed to attract new customers from the capitalist world.
Use this all-over body scrub before bathing to deep-cleanse and loosen surface impurities.