bask in the reflected glory

Definition of bask in the reflected glory

:to experience self-gratification on the basic of the success of someone with whom one is associated
  • parents who bask in the reflected glory of their children

Word by Word Definitions

bask play
  1. : to lie or relax in a pleasant warmth or atmosphere

  2. : to take pleasure or derive enjoyment

  3. : to warm by continued exposure to heat

reflect play reflected
  1. : to turn into or away from a course : deflect

  2. : to prevent passage of and cause to change direction

  3. : to bend or fold back

glory play
  1. : praise, honor, or distinction extended by common consent : renown

  2. : worshipful praise, honor, and thanksgiving

  3. : something that secures praise or renown

  1. : to rejoice proudly

  1. used to express surprise or delight


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