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English definition of “bask/bathe in reflected glory”

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bask/bathe in reflected glory

to feel successful and admired for something, despite the fact that you did not achieve it yourself but were only connected to it in some way: The government is bathing in the reflected glory of its victorious military forces.
(Definition of bask/bathe in reflected glory from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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