above oneself

above oneself
CONCEITED, proud, arrogant, swollen-headed, self-important, cocky, haughty, disdainful, snobbish, snobby, supercilious; informal stuck-up, high and mighty, snooty, uppity, big-headed, too big for one's boots.

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: showing or feeling self-importance

when he gets a bit above himself … he inclines to be a nuisance — Atlantic

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above oneself
1. Elated
2. Conceited
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Main Entry:above

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • above oneself — conceited. → above …   English new terms dictionary

  • above oneself —  Conceited …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • get above oneself — rise above one s proper place …   English contemporary dictionary

  • get above oneself —  Become conceited …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • above — ► PREPOSITION & ADVERB 1) at a higher level than. 2) in preference to. 3) (in printed text) mentioned earlier. ● above board Cf. ↑above board ● above oneself Cf. ↑ab …   English terms dictionary

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  • above — preposition & adverb 1》 at a higher level or rank than.     ↘higher than a particular amount or rate. 2》 in preference to. 3》 [as adverb] (in printed text) mentioned earlier. Phrases above all (else) more so than anything else. above board… …   English new terms dictionary

  • above suspicion — {adj. phr.} Too good to be suspected; not likely to do wrong. * /The umpire in the game must be above suspicion of supporting one side over the other./ …   Dictionary of American idioms