reflected glory

noun

Definition of reflected glory

  1. :  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

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

    :  to prevent passage of and cause to change direction

    :  to bend or fold back

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

    :  worshipful praise, honor, and thanksgiving

    :  something that secures praise or renown

  1. : used to express surprise or delight


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