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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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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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They were preoccupied with it, and spoke of their various shabby little conquests over factory girls and "skivvies" not with any sense of shame, but boastfully and arrogantly.
Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, the Minister of Information, the Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Board Chairman of the Public Authority for Sports, accompanied the racer during His Highness the Amir's audience Addressing His Highness the Amir during the audience, Minister Sheikh Salman boastfully stated that the champion Al-Mutairi and the other Kuwaiti athletes took part in the Riot competitions for special needs, "the Flag of Kuwait .
Mobile phone technology was boastfully introduced in Pakistan in the late 90s.
In this election cycle, Trump has boastfully and repeatedly told us how wealthy he is, how incredibly rich and successful he has been (despite his multiple business bankruptcies).
There is no mention of Q 8:47 with reference to the Makkans, who had come forth from their dwellings boastfully and to be seen by men, or of the Prophet's address to the dead disbelievers, or of the presence of the angels.
Ali boastfully called himself 'The Greatest' but brilliantly lived up to that billing, and his great rival Foreman described the sense of "losing a piece" of himself while reflecting on the life of his long-term friend.
These schools, in fact, use the very approval of their permits by the DepEd to fool and dupe unwary parents and their children into believing that they are capable of delivering what they boastfully promise, when they aren't even capable of teaching the grade school levels properly.
60); he boastfully claimed the noble pedigree of Al-Saud as a basis of his rule (p.
The Dressmaker wouldn't have been out of place in the rash comedies of the 1990s; it revels in a distinctly Australian form of comedy that is as unrepentantly daggy as it is proudly grotesque and boastfully Aussie-centric, full of thick accents and inside Aussie-isms.
The arrangements for organising the Deshapryia Park puja that boastfully houses worldAEs tallest Durga idol began about eight months ago.
Some writers and analysts also take a particular pride in an uninhibited expression, holding it up boastfully as a manifest of their independent mind.
Those who boastfully described how they negotiated with the political party that they referred to as the "PKK's offshoot" in the past and who now try to identify it with the PKK in an effort to manipulate social perceptions.
Yemen's ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh used to claim boastfully that ruling Yemen is "like dancing on the heads of snakes.
Only four per cent believe standards have improved since this Government came to power, despite David Cameron boastfully claiming he has made them better.
The holiday countdown takes over: We all like to have a break from work but every office has that worker who loudly and boastfully keeps counting down the weeks, day or hours until their leave starts.