delusions of grandeur


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delusions of grandeur

Unrealistic beliefs about the amount of power and influence one has. You're just an intern, so you definitely have delusions of grandeur if you think the boss is going to listen to you!
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delusions of grandeur

a false impression of your own importance.
This expression is the equivalent of the French phrase folie de grandeur , which came into English in the late 19th century and is still used today.
See also: delusion, of

delusions of ˈgrandeur

(often humorous) a belief that you are more important than you really are: He’s been suffering from delusions of grandeur ever since he became manager.
See also: delusion, of
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IT WAS no surprise that the Alliance of Lillikas, who is the true heir of Makarios in the delusions of grandeur stakes, felt obliged to issue a statement lambasting the government for the exam question because its "propaganda about its bailout policy and the Anan-type settlement it was pursuing had gone beyond every limit."
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Get rid of your Zeusian delusions of grandeur and get on with the business of working with life as it is.
For the less devoted, the book merely confirms the impression that she is, to use her own nice distinctions, a minor writer with delusions of grandeur.
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He said: "Delusions of grandeur or what?" Critics said May was following in the pompous tradition of Thatcher, who infamously declared "we have become a grandmother" after son Mark had his first child back in 1989.
The party, and Aoun in particular, have delusions of grandeur, and they appear increasingly dangerous.
This may sound like the script for a political satire or a comedy show but in Cyprus it is for real and despite the catastrophes it has brought upon the country over the decades the delusions of grandeur and lack of a sense of perspective still reigns supreme.
Lingering delusions of grandeur at any level of the club should be banished and past glories used as a motivation for new successes rather than an excuse to rest on laurels.
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Ball of Crosby has delusions of grandeur regarding his home town in describing Bootle people as "the likes of them".
I think the voters who supported the idea of a parish council suffered an onset of collective delusions of grandeur if they thought it would have any real power or influence.