puff (up) with pride


: to stand or sit up straighter because one is very proud
When his daughter's name was announced as the winner, he puffed up with pride.

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“Puff (up) with pride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puff%20%28up%29%20with%20pride. Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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