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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 the getting 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.
See also: boast, much, not

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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After the note from PC Boast about the tablets was slipped under the door, Dr May had to break into his own room via the balcony and there he found an empty blister pack of his heart medication in the sink.
The ninth |lineage-boast' is in some ways a parody of the other eight, since it comes in response to a challenge by a hero (Euphorbos) who is himself the subject of the boast and since it is recited by the subject's opponent (Menelaos) as he returns the challenge.
As a result of the row, PC Boast returned to his hotel room alone and Dr May went to a friend's room and ignored texts and phone calls from his partner in the hope the row would cool down overnight.
The Echo understands PC Boast collapsed and died as he walked along a beach following a drug overdose.
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The boast went down as one of the worst gaffes of all time.
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I'm not surprised by this link but I'm alarmed that the Government is so underwhelmed that one of the organisations they want in Government can so openly boast about its links to murder and mayhem here.
The pal said: "Ja Rule can boast all he wants, but they have never had anything more than a professional relationship.
A judge decided that John Boast, 46, did not organise the smuggling ring for profit.
Two film rosins that boast significant performance and processability improvements are the latest additions to the Versify family of propylene-ethylene TPEs launched last year by Dow Plastics, Specialty Plastics & Elastomers, Midland, Mich.