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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

*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
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Lloyd, 29, talks of how she initially faced the challenge of convincing her customers that female barbers were just as good, or even better than their male counterparts.
In a statement, Pichay said he welcomes the countersuit, claiming Barbers was driven by political vendetta against him when the latter supposedly fielded candidates against the Barbers clan in Surigao Del Norte.
Citizens have complained that mostly barbers in the twin cities were using infected equipment while they have adopted the practice of using used blades in shaving and hair cutting.
They complained that majority of barbers working in the federal capital do not have any perception of unhealthy working practices in barbering and threat of hazardous infection among customers exists.
Peter Palushi, creator of the Gentleman's Barber Spa, comes from a family of talented and professional barbers, so naturally he was destined to become one.
If Sean, 32, triumphs in the regional heat he will then go on to compete in the national final against seven top barbers from across the country.
Yes, they're a gents' barbers, but that doesn't give them the excuse to stop mums bringing their sons in for a haircut, for instance.
Alison Scatterwood, barbering lecturer from East Durham College in Peterlee, County Durham, is competing against 14 other candidates for the North East Best Wet Shaving Barber title.
He said he is concerned that the new board will impose cosmetology questions on people seeking barber's licenses, and gradually drive barbers from the business.
The pieces will be complemented by archive photographs of the Barbers, and other documents exploring their lives and interests.
According to the order, the Barbers agreed Keri will have custody of the children while Brandon will have liberal visitation rights.
Malaysia is facing such an ''acute'' shortage of barbers that the Barbers Association is calling on Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi for help, the Star reported Wednesday.
The filmmakers travel the country and talk to traditional Irish barbers from Dublin's Temple Bar to a mobile barber in rural Donegal.
As one city after another was abandoned by Taliban soldiers, crowds of happy men lined up to get their first legal shave in years, and barbers enjoyed the busiest days of their lives.