above (oneself)

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above (oneself)

In a conceited manner. Primarily heard in UK. Geez, you're acting above yourself these days—the rest of us have opinions worth hearing too, you know!
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above (doing) something

[of someone] too mature or honorable to do something. I thought you were above doing something so thoughtless.

above someone or something

to be in a position that is higher than someone or something. The plane is now directly above us.

above someone

at a higher rank than someone else; serving as someone's supervisor. Ron is above Ginney, but he treats her like an equal.

above yourself

conceited; arrogant.
1999 Frank McCourt 'Tis Many a man made his way in America by the sweat of his brow and his strong back and it's a good thing to learn your station in life and not be getting above yourself.
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/beyond reproach
So good as to preclude any possibility of criticism.
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I think Newport had a shock in the first leg, but it wasn't a case of us playing above ourselves in the first game.
He said that Easter is the name of spending time with deserving people and sharing joys by thinking above ourselves.
In the expectation we'll prevail against them, I then fully expect our traditional pairing with probably Al City and Arsenal at the same time, just in case we're seen to be getting above ourselves.
Today will show that we can indeed rise, yes, above ourselves.
For that, we have to rise above ourselves and do what is best for Pakistan.
The boys have been doing well but we're not getting above ourselves," maintained McCann.
But the most important thing about us is humility and we will never get above ourselves.
We don't get too excited about things and we don't get above ourselves.
As long as we do not have the tools to rise above ourselves, however, we'll do the next best thing and just destroy ourselves.
Last year Everton finished above ourselves, but for us this year it''s really about finishing as high as we possibly can.
I want to believe that at some point we will all be sensible and put our country above ourselves.
I'm convinced the reason why we did so well against all odds at Ireland, and performed above ourselves time after time, was because no one brought an ego into our dressing room.
Astronomy is useful," Poincare wrote, "because it raises us above ourselves.