cover oneself in/with glory

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of cover oneself in/with glory

: to be successful or impressive
  • Neither candidate has exactly covered himself in/with glory during this campaign.

Word by Word Definitions

cover play
  1. : to guard from attack

  2. : to have within the range of one's guns : command

  3. : to hold within range of an aimed firearm

  1. : something that protects, shelters, or guards: such as

  2. : natural shelter for an animal

  3. : a position or situation affording protection from enemy fire

oneself play
  1. : a person's self : one's own self

  2. : one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self

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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