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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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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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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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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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In a nutshell, the key to boasting effectively is this: Provide useful information in the boast.
asks: "How can Paul talk of 'boasting in God' in 2:17, roundly exclude it in 3:27, and then reintroduce it in 5:11?" (252) The new basis for boasting in Romans 5:2-11 is the cross of Christ and the reconciliation that is possible through it; it is this that drives Paul's rebuke in Romans 2.
But what this Philippine common housefly is boasting to a royal prince of Jordan is just a shadow of what remains of Philippine democracy,' the senator said.
Instead, you have the opportunity to fulfill the role of "host" and to perhaps do a little purposeful boasting along the way.
Boasting helps unite such a community, and reinforce its morale.
150 Broadway, is a 23-story, 250,000 s/f foot office and commercial property boasting a diverse tenant roster of commercial, legal and financial firms, in addition to its retail space.
Just when the Sinn Feiners thought they had got away with it they relaunched their worldwide web boasting of their links with the IRA.
The Helena's design is a bold reinvention of the conventional residential high-rise, boasting floor to ceiling glass, wrap-around windows and sleek metal panels.
Amenities include a fitness center boasting state-of-the-art equipment, a 50-foot infinity pool with water wall, a wine cellar containing 32 individual climate-controlled wine cabinets by Eurocave and a professional screening room with 35 leather seats, originally designed by Richard Meier for The Getty Center.
"The site is one of the few in western Nassau County boasting more than 10 acres available for reuse or redevelopment.
* In 2000, the average household had financial assets worth $100,851, with Central New Jersey boasting the highest at $112,886.
Boasting a new name - The New Media & Arts Center - all its available office space is filled or committed to a roster of high-profile fashion, design and media tenants.
I don't know of any other building in Manhattan boasting this unique amenity."
Class A space continues to command the most activity in Westchester, boasting 66.54 percent of total leasing activity for the second quarter.
"Actions Mightier Than Boastings" by Dot Radius Kasik (which was written with the assistance of Ann Aalgaard) is 146-page compendium of anecdotal history telling the story of the Lutheran Ladies Aid in Rural Iowa-Minnesota from 1930 through 1959.