be cocksure of (oneself)

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be cocksure of (oneself)

To be completely certain of oneself or one's actions, to the point of overconfidence. You seem pretty cocksure of yourself—do you really know how to handle that machine?
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I am unsure whether someone who is so cocksure of themselves as a financial whiz will really believe and heed the warning stories either.
He quotes the young Augustine of Hippo (not Canterbury) describing the Rome of the fourth century: `In public we were cocksure, in private we were superstitious, and everywhere void and empty.
Perfumed & cocksure, you'd never know he sat for hours
Behind one of the hills from its hole in the ground, a curious jerboa, like a jack-in-the-box, popped out: cocksure, fearless of owls or red snakes - temerariousness galore
Unlike many sentimental environmentalists or cocksure exploiters, Schullery finds no shame, even as a scientist, in saying, 'I don't really expect ever to fully understand my relationship with wildlife.
The Incomparable Atuk (1963) and Cocksure (1968) are satirical fables.
Life in Paris and London between 1951 and 1972 added an international perspective to Cocksure (1968) and St.
The cocksure youngster is 66-1 to follow up his breakthrough victory with US Open glory.
TWO Canadian musicians with a love of 1960s Britpop invented a parody band called The Cocksure Lads.
I suspect some of us might disagree with this cocksure bullish approach to human lives.
She faces stiff competition from cocksure northern rockers Arctic Monkeys, baby-faced crooner Jake Bugg, London dance duo Disclosure and evergreen pop icon David Bowie.
To be that cocksure and so completely at ease in a top flight game when aged only 16 was an indication of the type of talent Everton had on their hands.
When an old adversary called Parallax re-emerges in the Lost Sector, venerated Green Lantern warrior Abin Sur (Temuera Morrison) is fatally wounded in the ensuring melee and his ring chooses cocksure United States Air Force test pilot Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds) as a worthy successor.
Taking the stage just before midnight, the current line-up, led by the cocksure MC Sir Real and excitable, have-it-large demands of founder Barry Ashworth, kept it raucous but tight - Sir Real spitting his controlled rhymes as precisely over the punchy funk of Official Chemical as the trumpet-heavy skank of Revitalise.