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gloat over (something)

To feel self-righteously pleased about something (often something unpleasant that has happened to someone else). How can you gloat over your successes when your sister is so sad about not getting in to Yale? You just got lucky, OK, so quit gloating over your victory.
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gloat over something

to rejoice smugly over something; to be glad that something unfortunate has happened to someone else. He gloated over his good luck in a way that made all of us angry. Please don't gloat over my misfortune.
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gloat over

To feel or express great pleasure or self-satisfaction about something, especially smugly or maliciously: I wish you wouldn't gloat over winning that chess game.
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Only an old fox like Fergie could turn not gloating into the biggest gloat of all.
Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said he does not like to gloat over the internal strife in the Bharatiya Janata Party.
It's not just the grinning faces as they debase live prisoners and gloat over dead ones.
IT'S wrong to gloat, but I confess to enjoying the fact that no-one these days seriously claims that the euro is a ``weak'' currency.
WAKEFIELD chairman Michael Carter insists there has been no urge to gloat despite the club's remarkable upturn in fortunes following the acrimonious departure of coach Brian Smith.
YOU know I'm never one to gloat over Scotland beating England at anything.
Now the Bhoys fans are looking forward to a good gloat if Martin O'Neill's men dump Liverpool out of the UEFA Cup.
We shouldn't gloat because our own ailing economy isn't something to boast about.
If I was a Napoli fan I'd be worried because English football has a history of chucking egg into the faces of Italian egomaniacs who gloat too soon (check out Silvio Berlusconi cracking open the half-time champagne in Istanbul 2005).
I bet, if the boot was on the other foot, they would show off and gloat about their good fortune and not expect anyone to say unkind things.