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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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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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