reflected glory

noun

Definition of reflected glory

:respect or admiration that a person gets because of something that someone else has done
  • He enjoyed basking in the reflected glory of his famous brother's success.

Word by Word Definitions

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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