above yourself

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!
See also: above

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.
See also: above
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Exceptional kids should get the chance to flourish but performing seven age groups above yourself is a step too far.
But our chief trouble is, and indeed a very great one, for fear you should be brought to any thing dishonest or--wicked, by being set so above yourself.
It takes moral courage to hold your ideals above yourself.
What we're looking for is the continuity of principles, integrity, concern and honesty, of putting the country first above yourself, he said in a mix of English and Filipino.
Merseyside people keep you grounded, slap you down if you get above yourself.
Asked why the education sector is struggling, Mrs Taylor said: "There is something in the Welsh psyche which is a desire not to get above yourself.
Clem wins a place at a grammar school, much to the disturbance of his grandmother, who already thinks that the worst thing in the world is to be Above Yourself.
When you're brought up in Scotland, it's drummed into you to not get above yourself.
To rise above yourself and pursue the impossible in everything you do
You lose a bit of match fitness, and while you are still playing with top quality players you lose that bit of edge, so when you come in you are looking to play almost above yourself every time so as to make an impression.
You can't get above yourself," he said as we met for a chat outside his former school, then called Hustler, on Hall Drive.
Therefore, when you come into the side you're looking to play almost above yourself, you're trying to make that impression.
We are all about putting the unit above yourself and being a part of something greater than yourself, so they needed that kind of lesson to be taught to them.