bragging rights


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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.
See also: brag, right

bragging rights

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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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Hopefully, we can give those to bragging rights to our supporters this weekend.
Wolves boss Tony Smith continued the bragging rights theme and insists his men will be putting any thoughts of the tricky Easter Monday visit to high-flying Castleford Tigers on the back-burner.
But with the Dark Blues back in the SPL Barry Smith's men want to regain the bragging rights at Dens Park tomorrow.
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It's about the bragging rights when you turn up at Welsh training or the bragging rights when you just walk down the street.
INVERNESS stalwart Russell Duncan is desperate to regain Highland bragging rights by dumping Ross County out of the ALBA Cup in today's semi-final.
We know how important the game is to our supporters because a lot of bragging rights are at stake," said Murphy, who started his third stint at the helm with today's home FA Cup first-round tie against Port Vale.
The vast majority of them are Florida-breds, which is usual in the event that ostensibly is a battle for regional bragging rights.
And the Aussie midfield ace insists the derby showdown with Liverpool is the Goodison club's 'Cup Final', as they joust for the city's bragging rights.
The fans can have a good day because we've got the bragging rights after an important win
Bragging rights and tourism aside, some folks don't get this cold war.
At 180 keys with suites on the upper floors, it sits at Madison Avenue by the Carlyle, and has bragging rights that Madonna once slept there.
Players compete for bragging rights, weekly cash and prizes plus a chance to qualify for free fantasy sports tournaments with $10,000 grand prizes.
Bragging rights Forget the three points and the boost to their Champions League hopes, the real spoils from the derby will be the bragging rights, of course.