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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: gloat, over
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
See also: gloat, over
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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[United States], Nov 27 ( ANI ): In a yet another gloating bid, United States President Donald Trump boasted about his administration's progress, saying that he has 'the economy booming' and that he has 'possibly done more than any 10 month President.'
"There's absolutely no gloating because we've been there ourselves," said Atkinson.
Martin asked campmates if they thought Danny was gloating, but they were keen to stay out of it.
But what makes it unique-the link between the CCP's authority and its ability to sustain economic growth-does not make its gloating any more rational.
Punting high Dodging the lunatic behind the snow plough when staggering out of the Black Horse in a white boiler suit Punting low Laying the Eggheads at 7-2 when they lost a game against a bunch of half-wits last Thursday Thought for the week Shame on the greedy landlady, who was gloating over the fact that her hole of a pub in darkest Hampshire was packed with punters because they could not get to work.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A new study found that the hormone oxytocin, the "love hormone," which affects behaviors such as trust, empathy and generosity, also affects opposite behaviors, such as jealousy and gloating.
But there's little he can do to change his personality and stop gloating when he's winning and sulking when he's losing.
Now I'm a devout believer in postvictory gloating, particularly when it involves upholding our Bill of Rights.
But there's no point gloating. Because the ways things are going neither club will be in Europe next season.
EU Commissioner Mr Mandelson recently angered Mr Brown with a warning against 'exaggerated gloating' over Labour's economic record.
Incoming eu commissioner Peter Mandelson warned yesterday against 'exaggerated gloating' over Labour's economic success.
Among other details presented here it is fascinating to imagine Alessandro Gondi gloating over the low price he paid for a beautiful Madonna from the confiscated estate of Piero de' Medici.
THERE WAS ONCE a popular series of books called "Whatever Happened to ...?", intended to illuminate the world at large, sometimes with a certain degree of ill-concealed gloating, about the subsequent careers of men and women who had outlived their fifteen minutes of fame, or even their half-hours of notoriety.
But that spectacular dissociation only intensifies the gloating survivalist glare these women shoot back at the camera.
It is your attitude--the undisguised glee, the "ha-ha, you poor suckers, you thought that you were doing the right thing and you were WRONG" approach--in short, the gloating.