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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.
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Convincing other people that they are expert drivers with impeccable taste is merely a by-product of the bragger trying to convince themselves.
These let the bragger demonstrate what a kind, considerate and safe driver they are.
Far more irritating are the pessimistic gridlock braggers.
Not all Ferrari owners are Ferrari braggers in the same way that not all horses have four legs
A true bragger should make their apologies and leave, explaining there is a BF 3434 locomotive due any minute .
Fruision senior scientist Dr Judy Bragger said Kiwi plants are exposed to more ultraviolet radiation than those growing at a similar latitude in Europe of North America, and this caused them to produce more secondary metabolites - organic compounds that are not directly involved in the normal plant growth.
Last week, organiser Codeworks announced Fancy Hands founder Ted Roden had been added to the speaker list, not long after the withdrawal of Forsst's Kyle Bragger.
She was accused of involvement in the preparation of the program, openly coordinating with the bragger on a satellite channel, and advertising the episode on the Internet to attract a large number of viewers.
He is a compulsive bragger, who brags about his fishing and hunting exploits.
She, too, is a product of her environment, the daughter of the phenomenal TJ (Tommy) Smith, who came from nothing, starting with his bush horse Bragger, to become champion trainer of New South Wales a scarcely credible 33 years in a row.
He recently was awarded the Bragger, my own invention for anyone who has a South Bank Show about them.
Magistrate Roger Bragger said local people were furious at the graffiti, which appeared in the run-up to Armistice Day and said: "This will bring home to this lad just how horrified people are.