pride (oneself) on (something)

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pride (oneself) on (something)

To take satisfaction in, be proud of, or highly value something one owns, has done, or is renowned for. Our company has always prided itself on its excellent customer support and commitment to customer satisfaction. Janet prides herself on her three Olympic gold medals.
See also: on, pride
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

pride oneself on

Also, take pride in. Be proud of, take satisfaction in, as in We pride ourselves on always being punctual, or She took pride in her flower garden. The first term dates from the late 1300s, the second from the late 1500s.
See also: on, pride
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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