adorn (oneself) with borrowed plumes

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adorn (oneself) with borrowed plumes

To make a showy display of something that is not truly one's own. I know you lied to me earlier about your involvement in this fair, so quit adorning yourself with borrowed plumes and tell me what you actually contributed.
See also: adorn, borrow, plume
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