boast about

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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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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Boast about a topic that is close to your self-identity.
THE sneering bikers responsible for the rampage have taken to social media to boast about it.
Is this because of the Government's preoccupation with the boast on a new loan of 500 million euro plus interest rate, or because the public saw through the Government that this is not something to boast about and not a true solution to the problems of citizens.
"It's no sort of life (sleeping around) and it's not something to boast about."
After the note from PC Boast about the tablets was slipped under the door, Dr May broke into his own room and found an empty blister pack of his heart medication in the sink.
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.
* Boasting through the use of superlatives If a camp were to proclaim itself, "The best summer experience a child can have," the reader is entitled to respond by demanding, "Prove it!" While the goal of good promotion does allow the advertiser to boast about the product or service--that boasting must be fortified with reasons in order for the reader to believe the claim.
In short, the accord with North Korea is nothing to boast about; it instead amounted to collusion and extortion.
And on-lookers revealed that show-off Hewitt, nicknamed "Winkie", did not actually have a lot to boast about. One guest said: "Hewitt and his pals had had what can only be described as a very long lunch and were all quite loud and drunk.