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brag about (someone or something)

To boast about someone or something, perhaps to an excessive or unwarranted degree. I can't stand being around Marcus ever since his company became such a massive success. The guy just can't stop bragging about it! You're my daughter, and you have such good grades—of course I'm going to brag about you!
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brag on (someone or oneself)

To boast or speak proudly about one's or another person's abilities or accomplishments, perhaps to an excessive or unwarranted degree. You're my daughter, and you are at the top of your class—of course I'm going to brag about you! Our manager always makes a point of bragging on himself whenever one of the directors of the company is in.
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bragging rights

The authority and freedom to boast or brag of one's achievements that comes from having won a contest or succeeded in some way, especially against a close rival. The game matters little to either team's statistics, but it will ensure bragging rights for the rest of the year.
See also: brag, right
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

brag about someone or something

to boast about someone or something; to talk proudly about someone or something. He bragged about how selfish he was. Jill brags a lot about her kids.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

bragging rights

If a person or an organization has bragging rights, they have a reason to be proud. Colleges want to compete for the most talented kids if only for bragging rights. Being acknowledged by a rock band carries certain bragging rights.
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We prescribe that the bragging rights process begins with a belief that a particular behaviour will result in the right to brag. We also suggest that when the individual is contemplating the acquisition of bragging rights, the belief contains an idea as to whom the bragging might be directed towards.
BRAG, which also takes in Foxrush Close and Oxgang Close, aims to tackle anti-social behaviour first, and is asking people on the estate to keep incident diaries and log each one with police.
And also, to talk about people who brag all the time.
Do you think that Franco actually was going to meet up with her and was she really trying all this to brag to her friends?
What's great is that you haven't kissed or slept with a girl just so you can brag about it.
But the Better Rail Advisory Group (Brag), which had been organising events around the country, has decided to drop the plans.
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He said: "It's something to brag about, but I'm not a bragging man."
If she continues to brag and it makes you uncomfortable, then let her know.
He never brags, though he has plenty to brag about, and readily admits his many insecurities, including a martyr complex and a drinking problem that sometimes got out of hand--Charlie Chaplin accused him of peeing on his couch, and the friendship never recovered.
David Da Costa, cofounder of the pressure group Better Rail Advisory Group (BRAG), wants commuters to boycott trains on March 1 to highlight passengers' anger over poor services.
Some even tell estate agents they want to sell their house so they can brag about what it's worth at dinner parties.
For most folks, a 10-a penny rep-mobile might not seem to be much to brag about, but for true braggers there is lots to work on.
"Never had a lesson" is a common brag, as are stories about high-speed drives, near misses with the police and the ability to take and pass a driving test within days of a 17th birthday.
Inscriptions can also turn the blandest of keyrings into major brag objects.