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boast about (someone or something)

To speak proudly of someone or something, perhaps to an excessive or unwarranted degree. You're my daughter, and you have such good grades—of course I'm going to boast about you! He keeps boasting about his heroic actions, but he really didn't have that big of a role in the rescue efforts. Jim is boasting about getting the promotion, but the boss hasn't officially awarded it yet.
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not much to boast about

1. adjective Not especially impressive, remarkable, or noteworthy; rather dull, mediocre, uninteresting, or unimportant. It gets good reviews, but the new sushi restaurant in town is really not much to boast about. His performance has so far been not much to boast about. To be honest, we were expecting much more out of him when we recruited him.
2. noun Not very much that is impressive, remarkable, or noteworthy. There's not much to boast about in this town, to be honest. We've got a couple of crummy strip malls and a rundown movie theater, and that's about it. I've been looking through your portfolio, but so far, I haven't seen much to boast about.
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not anything to boast about

1. adjective Not especially impressive, remarkable, or noteworthy; rather dull, mediocre, uninteresting, or unimportant. The new sushi restaurant in town gets good reviews, but it isn't anything to boast about in my opinion. His performance hasn't been anything to boast about so far. To be honest, we were expecting much more out of him when we recruited him.
2. noun Nothing impressive, remarkable, or noteworthy. There's not really anything to boast about in this town, honestly. We've got a couple of crummy strip malls and a rundown movie theater, and that's about it. I've been looking through your portfolio, but so far, I haven't seen anything to boast about.
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nothing to boast about

1. adjective Not especially impressive, remarkable, or noteworthy; rather dull, mediocre, uninteresting, or unimportant. It gets good reviews, but the new sushi restaurant in town is really nothing to boast about. His performance has so far been nothing to boast about. To be honest, we were expecting much more out of him when we recruited him.
2. noun Nothing impressive, remarkable, or noteworthy. There's nothing to boast about in this town, to be honest. We've got a couple of crummy strip malls and a rundown movie theater, and that's about it. I've been looking through your portfolio, but so far, I have seen nothing to boast about.
See also: boast, nothing

boast about someone or something

 and boast of someone or something
to speak highly about someone or something that one is proud of. I just have to boast about my grandchildren. Do you mind? Is he boasting about his car again? I don't like to boast of what I did.
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nothing to boast about

not worth bragging about; mediocre. In high school, my grades were acceptable, but they were nothing to boast about. Jill: Does this town have a good library? Nancy: It's nothing to boast about.
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Last season's youth captain Ross Boast has also been introduced to the first team squad and has hit the ground running.
As a result of their row, PC Boast returned to his hotel room alone and Dr May went to a friend's room.
While there, be sure to pay homage to another attraction that is less-known but also boasts national stature: the National Champion Roomer Catclaw, a 24-foot beauty with a 54-inch circumference and a crown spread of 24 feet (a total of 84 points).
They're well known for being able to mix and match throbbing dancefloor classics with flashes of chill out magic, which has brought them a crossover appeal most cannot boast. Tickets yet to go on sale.
A BABYSITTER flushed a little boy's head in a toilet then boasted about what he had done.
That Asteropaios' death at Achilles' hands follows hard on his boast of his potamic ancestry is to be expected, given the two heroes' respective reputations.
We have seen the launch of a few tablets that boast of the ability to make calls.
The seminar will be presented by Alex Popa, Partner at Boast Capital, and Paul Cataford, Associate Partner at Espresso Capital, a SR&ED financing firm and CEO of Zephyr Sleep Technologies, a medical devices company.
Dr May of the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff told the inquest he had been in a relationship with PC Boast for two years before his death."
Chief Supt Josh Jones of South Wales Police said Pc Boast, a member of a neighbourhood policing team in Cardiff, was "a credit to the force".
They boast reduced machine footprint and weight; lower-mass, swing-out injection units; platens redesigned for lower weight and less deflection; and increased platen daylight and opening stroke.
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Built alongside its soft-top sister at the US BMW plant in South Carolina, the Z4 Coupe is said to boast an exceptionally stiff body aiding both dynamics and safety.
But it was not until 1995 - following a pounds 9m makeover - that Aberystwyth could boast a proper marina Renamed Y Lanfa, the development proved a huge boost to both the university town and tourism in the area The marina boasts 100 permanent berths and facilities for visiting boats
Now, even the bed-and-breakfast owners boast a working knowledge of constellations, shooting stars and the savvy to know the difference between peak evenings with meteor showers and slow nights when a full moon erases the visibility of star fields.