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reflected glory

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishreflected gloryreˌflected ˈglory noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 respect or admiration that is given to someone, not because of what they are or what they have done, but because of what someone they know has done 🔊 I certainly don’t want to bask in any reflected glory.
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reflected gloryI certainly don't want to bask in any reflected glory.Perhaps, after all, Valerie hadn't resented him, grateful for his reflected glory.Walking with you, I wondered if all that reflected glory might prove dangerous.The Communists were in control of the unemployed demonstrations, they had the reflected glory of the Bolshevik revolution.His boss sat on the forty-first floor and was still basking in the reflected glory of his minion.He had seen the reflected glory of kings and princes, experienced the artistic genius of the Renaissance.The reflected glory is all Hebburn's.bask in ... reflected gloryShe would have basked in the reflected glory of their marriages; she could have boasted of her sons-in-law for ever more.His boss sat on the forty-first floor and was still basking in the reflected glory of his minion.I certainly don't want to bask in any reflected glory.
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