bragging rights

bragging rights

plural noun
the presumed right to brag or boast, often associated with winning a contest of skill, as cooking or fishing.
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bragging rights
 
pl n
notional privileges that are gained by defeating a close rival

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Main Entry:  bragging rights1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the supposed right of a winning sports team and its supporters to brag over the defeat of a rival
Main Entry:  bragging rights2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the supposed right to brag about an accomplishment
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