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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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boast of (someone or something)

To speak proudly of someone or something, perhaps to an excessive or unwarranted degree. You're my daughter, and you are at the top of the class—of course I'm going to boast of you! He keeps boasting of his heroic actions, but he really didn't have that big of a role in the rescue efforts. Jim is boasting of getting the promotion, but the boss hasn't officially awarded it yet.
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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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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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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.
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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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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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He is said to have boasted that he killed at least another ten and bragged that when police find the other bodies he will become the country's biggest serial killers in history.
"In a year of incredible cynicism, with scandals in Washington and negative ads in almost every, competitive district, all the messages were `Stay home from the polls, don't bother,'" says Baldwin, whose district boasted an unheard of 55% voter turnout, about 17 percentage points higher than the national average.
Is this the same Ralph Reed, who early in his Christian Coalition career, boasted of working under cover of darkness and leaving opposition candidates in body bags on the day after election?
The senior foreign policy aide to the Supreme Leader publicly boasted last week that Iran provides arms to Iraq and Syria, thereby giving more ammunition to the United States as it tries to get the United Nations to approve more sanctions on Iran.
A MAN boasted of being a "schizo" as he attacked Coronation Street star John Savident, who is also a patron of Exhall Grange School, Exhall.
Last week, Intelligence Minister Mahmud Alavi (photo) boasted that his forces have decimated almost 120 terrorist teams in the last four years or an average of more than one
GAY TV star Noel Cunningham joked yesterday as he was crowned Mayor of Killybegs and boasted he was queen of the town as well.
TWO teenage waitresses have accused a cafe boss who boasted of having sex with an underage girl of sexual harassment.
Remixes, boasted to friends that she was "terrific in bed".