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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.
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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 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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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.
See also: brag, right
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The site also allows Facebook users to connect through Tag N' Brag directly.
People may therefore brag about being to luxurious destinations as well as participating in activities perceived as being socially acceptable and superior.
We will supply web-based applications to health care providers, through physician groups and hospitals, insurers, both HMO's and others, employers for their employees as well as general healthcare consumers," Brag said.
BRAG offers entrepreneurs six steps for bringing a product to market:
The Burnmoor/Blayberry Residents' Action Group - BRAG - has been formed by ordinary folk fed up of living in fear.
BRAG leaders met Transport Secretary Stephen Byers yesterday at the House of Commons and presented him with a 10-point plan of action to improve rail services.
A study from Northwestern University indicates that there's even more to brag about if you have a low resting heart rate.
The overall safety record for plastics processing is nothing to brag about.
Holmes was a man of contradictions, DeRogatis suggests; while he liked to brag about being a rich kid, he hated it when writers described him that way.
In addition, BRAG provides each intern with a mentor, one-on-one counseling, a special BRAG general membership meeting to introduce the interns, and a Career Day.
Our Jack, the late Bobbie, the homes abroad brag, brag, brag.
Founded in 1970, BRAG is a New York-based, non-profit organization that helps minorities launch and advance successful careers in the retail industry through internships, scholarships and advocacy.
It can help when you need to brag or blow off steam or tell a secret or even talk behind someone's back.
Black professionals continue to slam cards, brag about their stellar hands and give each other high fives because they have fun.
The Brag Company, which makes the Bra Bag as well as the Buxom Bra Bag, has since launched a sister product, the Panty Pak.