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 getting the 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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A BOY accused of a knife mugging aged just 10 poses on the internet boasting about his gangster status.
And finally, in those churches most hospitable to the more conventional forms of civil religion, further festivals are added, for boasting about the congregation's national identity.
: Osama bin Laden, right, is shown in this still from a videotape released by the US Department of Defence, in which he is shown boasting about the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon.