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bask in reflected glory
To experience or enjoy fame only through one's association with a famous or successful person. As the sister of the superstar, for years she basked in reflected glory, until she finally got her own shot at fame.
bathe in reflected glory
To experience or enjoy fame only through one's association with a famous or successful person. As the sister of the superstar, for years she bathed in reflected glory, until she finally got her own shot at fame.
1. Someone or something's greatest achievement. I've had some good ideas in the past, but this invention is definitely my crowning glory.
2. The best or most impressive part of something. The impressionism exhibit is our local art museum's crowning glory.
3. One's hair. It's amazing that she has maintained her crowning glory—her flowing auburn tresses are as beautiful as ever.
An expression of delighted surprise. Wow, I didn't expect to see you here! Glory be! Glory be—is this present for me?
The most successful time that someone or something has experienced; a past period of better times. My uncle used to play professional baseball, but he suffered a serious injury, and now just likes to relive the glory days of his career. Disco's glory days are far behind us, thank goodness. Back in the glory days, we could sell this place out four nights in a row.
vulgar slang A hole in a bathroom stall through which anonymous sexual acts take place.
glory in (something)
To relish or bask in something. Take your pessimism elsewhere because I'm still glorying in my big discovery!
go to (one's) glory
euphemism To die. I'm so sorry to be the one to tell you this, but Grandma went to her glory this morning.
in (one's) glory
In one's happiest or most fulfilled state when in the midst of a certain activity. Look at John flipping through all this used vinyl. He's in his glory right now. I think my mom was in her glory at the quilt convention. I've never seen her so giddy.
in a blaze of glory
In an extraordinary and impressive manner. Used to describe a final action. The accountant quit his job in a blaze of glory, distributing records of the CEO's financial transgressions to everyone in the company—and the IRS. Now that he has access to nuclear warheads, many worry that the erratic dictator may decide to go out in a blaze of glory. The underdogs of the league finished the season in a blaze of glory by defeating the top-ranked team in a 4-0 stunner.
slang An involuntary erection that a man achieves during sleep and wakes up with in the morning. I rolled over to snuggle my boyfriend, only to bump off of his morning glory. I hate waking up with both a morning glory and an urgent need to pee!
no guts, no glory
Success does not come without the courage to take risks. I was certainly nervous to start playing again after such a bad injury, but no guts, no glory, right?
send (one) to glory
1. euphemism To kill one (i.e., to send one to heaven). "Glory" is sometimes capitalized in this usage. My faith in God is strong, so I have no fear of my enemies sending me to Glory. The boss sent Bobby Fisk around with a Tommy gun to send those dirty rats to glory.
2. To propel one to a position of great success, accomplishment, or fame. It was her last-minute goal that secured her team's victory and sent them to glory as the world champions.
Inf. an exclamation expressing surprise or shock. (A bit old-fashioned.) Mary: Glory be! Is that what I think it is? Sue: Well, it'sakitten, if that's what you thought. Sally: First a car just missed hitting her, then she fell down on the ice. Mary: Glory be!
glory in something
Fig. to take great pleasure in something; to revel in something. He just glories in all the attention he is getting. Martha tends to glory in doing things just exactly right.
in one's glory
Fig. at one's happiest or best. When I go to the beach on vacation, I'm in my glory. Sally is a good teacher. She's in her glory in the classroom.
send someone to glory
1. Fig. to kill someone. One shot sent him to glory. You want me to send you to glory or something?
2. Fig. to officiate at the burial services for someone. The preacher sent him to glory amidst the sobs of his relatives. The preacher probably gets fifty bucks for every stiff he sends to glory.
in one's glory
At one's best, happiest, or most gratified. For example, She was in her glory playing her first big solo, or In the classroom, this teacher's in his glory. [c. 1800] Also see in one's element.
in a blaze of glory
If you do something or something happens in a blaze of glory, you do it or it happens in a very successful and impressive way. It would be great to go out in a blaze of glory and I would love to win the championship before I finish. We've reached the point where we need a final burst of publicity in order to reach our target in a blaze of glory!
crowning glory1 the best and most notable aspect of something. 2 a person's hair. informal
go to glorydie or be destroyed.
in your gloryin a state of extreme joy or exaltation. informal
bathe/bask in reflected ˈgloryget attention and fame not because of something you have done but through the success of somebody else connected to you: She wasn’t happy to bathe in the reflected glory of her daughter’s success, as she wanted to succeed on her own.
To take great pleasure or pride in something; revel in something: The composer gloried in the beauty of his own compositions.
morning gloryand morning missile
n. a morning erection. Always happy to see the morning glory. Bobby has a morning missile instead of an alarm clock.
send someone to glory
1. tv. to kill someone. One shot sent him to glory.
2. tv. to officiate at the burial services for someone. The preacher sent him to glory amidst the sobs of six or seven former fans.
crown of glory
A triumphant victory; a splendid achievement. The term appears in the King James Version of the Bible, in 1 Peter (5:4), which says that good behavior will be rewarded, when the Shepherd shall appear, with “a crown of glory that fadeth not away.” A hymn (1820) by Thomas Kelly repeats this thought and also relates it to Jesus’ crown of thorns: “The Head that once was crowned with thorns is crowned with glory now.” On the other hand, in ancient Greek and Roman times, a victorious military hero was rewarded with a crown of laurels, so the term may allude to temporal rather than spiritual reward.