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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.
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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.
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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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"He sort of gloats about it which I don't like," he told students this week.
The letter gloats over the cancellation of an Israeli official's visit, condemns him unproven as a criminal and, yet again, calls for anti-Israel boycott.
Icon Nancy Sinatra was tickled enough to sing the film's title song, "Another Gay Sunshine Day." And an impressive roster of names joined the cast, including Scott Thompson and John "Lypsinka" Epperson; Survivor winner-cum-convict Richard Hatch ("And we do reveal all of Hatch once and for all," gloats Stephens); Noah's Arc star Darryl Stephens; and talk show host Graham Norton, who plays a teacher possessing a monstrous, Tom of Finland-esque organ dubbed "Rodzilla." "When Graham walked around in the giant [prosthetic Rodzilla] penis and nipples, I just was like, 'I can't believe this is happening,'" Stephens admits.
Lifer Hoare, 52 - who won pounds 7million - gloats in a letter from jail that the time in which victims can seek compensation has expired.
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"I think [gay rights] is an idea whose time is arriving," gloats Smith.
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"The mainstream companies help legitimize what we're doing," gloats Asher.