Basking for it is when a celeb or wannabe does something that they know will "backfire." The backfire is a feature, not a bug because of the resulting media frenzy. For example, a conservative who has recently said/done something hyperbolically racist tries to speak at Berkeley.
"Ann Coulter 's speech at UC Berkeley was canceled. She's laughing all the way to the bank. You know she was totally basking for it."
by queequegdave May 15, 2018