brag

(redirected from bragged)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Like this video? Subscribe to our free daily email and get a new idiom video every day!

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!
See also: brag

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

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.
See also: brag

bragging rights

INFORMAL
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
References in periodicals archive ?
Under questioning from Tim Holroyd, defending Hubbersty, Mr Sutton said only Wood had bragged about the attack.
One of the youths bragged about it on Facebook hours later.
Investigations revealed Kelly had previously bragged about dodging a parking fine.
When forum users spoke of their disgust at his dishonesty, he then bragged to them about how he had lied in the past and got away with not paying for a parking ticket.
Hindmarsh had also bragged to police officers previously about his exploits with the animals.
A TORY peer accused of dealing cocaine bragged he was untouchable because he was a lord, a court heard yesterday.
He said: "Lord Hardwicke bragged he was untouchable because he was a lord.
Josh Boyle discovered they were free when they bragged about it on the social networking site Facebook.
Wilson, 21, of Shiremoor, and Barrett, 21, of West Monkseaton, both North Tyneside, bragged about getting the "shortest jail term ever" on Facebook - to the disbelief of their victim.
Lewis Barlow and Leon Gray, both 14 at the time, laughed after attacking Colin Greenwood, 45, at a tram station and bragged to pals about the sentences they would get.
KILLER CALLOUS: Gray bragged about attack; KILLER BRUTAL: But Barlow's mum yelled support; VICTIM Thugs taunted blind Colin
THE killer nephew of Lotto winner Dolores McNamara bragged yesterday: I'll be free for the World Cup.
SHAMED Colonel Varley bragged about sensitive military secrets and sent sex images of himself to a third internet lover.
A US paratrooper who raped and murdered an 11-year-old girl in Kosovo bragged to his colleagues about assaulting girls in other countries, it was revealed yesterday.
Sentencing Campbell, Mr Justice Carney said that among the aggravating factors in the case was that the teenager and his co-accused had bragged about their crimes.