boast about (someone or something)

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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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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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12, "We are not commending ourselves to you again," which is exactly what he is doing, commending himself, but for you, "giving you an opportunity to boast about us.
Fans go to work and boast about us beating Hearts or vice versa.
Glancing down, I read the first scripture quote in our agenda, from Second Corinthians, and my eyes fall to a line in the middle: "We are giving you an opportunity to boast about us so that you may have something to say to those who take pride in external appearances, and not in what lies in the heart.