brag about

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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I've seen men from Chicago sit in a gondola in Venice on a moonlight night and brag about their drainage canal.
It was hard on the stupid lowly, for they were coppered to lose from the start; but the more he saw of the others, the apparent winners, the less it seemed to him that they had anything to brag about. They, too, were a long time dead, and their living did not amount to much.
'You needn't brag about it,' returned Fledgeby, disappointed in his desire to heighten the contrast between his bed and the streets.
One slave bragged about his master, which motivated the other slave to brag about his master.
New figures show that while many of us are far from shy about revealing what we spent on big-ticket items, Brits are more likely to brag about bargains.
The patriots from New England are bragging about their consistent victories in the war and Captain Thomas Brady until the delegation from Philadelphia enters to brag about their wins.
To brag about private behavior with women is kind of pitiful.
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John's son Ryan, 35, was disgusted that Forrest, who admitted culpable and reckless conduct, used social media to brag about avoiding jail.
"He's like: 'Kovalev absolutely battered me and now he's beaten Hopkins - it's great isn't it?' "I got beat up by Adonis Stevenson last year and put up a better fight than he did but I don't want to brag about it.
British holidaymakers post an average 45 photos to brag about their break on social media sites, research revealed yesterday.
What's great is that you haven't kissed or slept with a girl just so you can brag about it.
Do something that boosts learning and brag, brag, brag about it.
The owner of a vehicle, possibly with the aid of associated supporting evidence (merchandise such as key-rings and clothing), may choose to brag about their ownership (or at least possession) of the product.