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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References in classic literature ?
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.
You needn't brag about it,' returned Fledgeby, disappointed in his desire to heighten the contrast between his bed and the streets.
The page said, further, that dinner was about ended in the great hall by this time, and that as soon as the sociability and the heavy drinking should begin, Sir Kay would have me in and exhibit me before King Arthur and his illustrious knights seated at the Table Round, and would brag about his exploit in capturing me, and would probably exaggerate the facts a little, but it wouldn't be good form for me to correct him, and not over safe, either; and when I was done being exhibited, then ho for the dungeon; but he, Clarence, would find a way to come and see me every now and then, and cheer me up, and help me get word to my friends.
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.
As for your little brother, a lot of very young people tend to brag about this kind of thing to make themselves seem older and most of the time it's just a pack of lies
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.
He said: "It's something to brag about, but I'm not a bragging man.
It's not about looks -- it's about celebrating human endurance and the lengths some of us will go to be able to brag about what we did over the weekend.
Determined residents today vowed to reclaim their estate from troublemakers and make it something to brag about.
Klaus conducts popular BRAG workshops and parties that teach people how to brag about themselves and their businesses -- the right way, of course
It's great that you would like to learn not to brag about how well you throw the ball.
On October 17, a man claiming to be the sniper telephoned the tip line to brag about an unsolved murder in Alabama.
A study from Northwestern University indicates that there's even more to brag about if you have a low resting heart rate.
Black professionals continue to slam cards, brag about their stellar hands and give each other high fives because they have fun.