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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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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.
The arrangements for organising the Deshapryia Park puja that boastfully houses worldAEs tallest Durga idol began about eight months ago.
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." He bragged about being skilled at playing this game and unilaterally ruling Yemen for decades.
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.
'Lawrence Gowing interviewed me many years ago for a boy's travelling scholarship, and said: "This boy knows all about structure and form--he should go to Italy!" Boastfully, I think he was right.
The federal religious minister is also restrained over appointments of his choice of officials, while acting chairman ETP is said to be vociferously boasting about himself being above all reproaches ; while he has reportedly boastfully scoffed , saying " no one can ever touch me".
But in July he will step down in triumph after a 10-year reign as supermarket boss Not a man noted for hiding his light under a bushel, King senior once gave a speech at Princethorpe College, which Jordan attended, rather boastfully declaring his salary was not many laps short of a million pounds, though some observers believe he was being uncharacteristically modest as they reckon with all the added benefits it was nearer PS3million.
He called on Egyptian officials to stop such interference in the country's internal affairs, and said the Egyptian nation doesn't need the US assistance and "we don't allow the US to treat us boastfully and arrogantly".
The inclusion of giant, hand-built logic gates has enabled some smart players to build functioning computers, scrawled boastfully into the landscape, while other players have opted to simply journey to the center of the earth.
And the Boro supporters peering hopefully from the boastfully named "Fantastic Media Stand" at the other end will not have seen much of Scott McDonald getting the opener.
He said he "lifted his head boastfully" seeing his name in the ballot paper and decided to put