humblebrag


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hum·ble·brag

 (hŭm′bəl-brăg′)
n.
A superficially modest or self-deprecating statement that is clearly intended to impress others.

hum′ble·brag′ v.

humblebrag

(ˈhʌmbəlˌbræɡ)
n
a statement that purports to be self-effacing but in fact reveals a person's wealth or importance
[C21: humble + brag]
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Among Thrive's capabilities: helping you humblebrag you can't be reached by sending text responses on your behalf.
Her mind turned to Dutch still-life paintings of jewel-feather pheasants, silver-scaled salmon, and pearly oysters: humblebrag tableaux of very conspicuous consumption.
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That's a good question, he said, then went into a humblebrag of sorts that he used throughout the carpet: "No-one is in good shape when standing next to the Rock.
Lenovo is clearly proud to humblebrag about its 34 per cent female workforce, but the more interesting question is if there is salary parity between males and females.
Designers such as Hedi Slimane and Raf Simmons credit him with inspiring their collections, Kate Moss frequently looked to Bowie as a style icon and she can humblebrag that she wore one of his original stage costumes (his famous woodland creatures playsuit) to collect a Brit award on his behalf.
Designers such as Hedi Slimane and Raf Simmons credit him with inspiring their collections, Kate Moss frequently looked to Bowie as a style icon an she can humblebrag that she wore one of his original stage costumes (his famous woodland creatures playsuit) to collect a Brit award on his behalf.
I'm not making some kind of humblebrag about it, it's not something we tend to tell a lot of people.
Writer Dan Zevin, who's won prizes for being funny, has created Miss Basic, Mr Selfie, Mr Humblebrag and, our favourite, Miss Overshare.
They link to some fitness device to show how far they've run and how quick, usually with some kind of humblebrag attached, which makes you want to punch them in the face.
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