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(as) conceited as a barber's cat

Very narcissistic or vain. Don't invite Joe to lunch unless you want to hear him brag about all the important things he's doing in his new job. He's just as conceited as a barber's cat lately.
See also: cat, conceited
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*conceited as a barber's cat

Rur. very conceited; vain. (*Also: as ~.) Ever since he won that award, he's been as conceited as a barber's cat.
See also: cat, conceited
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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