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full of (oneself)

Having an inflated view of one's importance, to the annoyance of others. Oh, he is so full of himself! Despite what he's told you, he is not the most valuable member of our team, believe me.
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*full of oneself

Fig. conceited; self-important. (*Typically: act ~; be ~.) Mary is very unpopular because she's so full of herself. She doesn't care about other people's feelings. She's too full of herself.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

full of oneself

Conceited, self-centered, as in Ever since she won the prize Mary's been so full of herself that no one wants to talk to her . This expression uses full of in the sense of "engrossed with" or "absorbed with," a usage dating from about 1600.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

full of yourself

very self-satisfied and with an exaggerated sense of self-worth; bumptious.
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ˈfull of yourself

(disapproving) feeling successful and very proud of yourself because of it: He came to see us last week, very full of himself because he had just been promoted.
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In a boy's way I knew it well when I was ten, and a few years ago, when I was fifty, I took it up in the admirable new version of Ormsby, and found it so full of myself and of my own irrevocable past that I did not find it very gay.
Having walked 6,316km, flown 7,798km and jumped 732,389 times, he had got "a bit full of myself" and been startled by a zombie baby and eaten by a spider.
"Eventually, I told myself 'What gives me the right to say that (on 'Para Sa Masa)?' I was full of myself.
"People who have read the book are surprised," he says, "because I am known for being somewhat full of myself."
"I felt a bit full of myself but the first question he asked me was 'how is Taffy?', which was staggering."
If I am ambitious, it does not mean I am excessively full of myself or selfish.
Its just a picture of my face which I thought would be a good symbol for me getting back the lost symmetry, so no, it's not because I'm full of myself. I thank God every day because I'm lucky that this thing still left me with the ability to sing; what would have really sucked is if it took 100 percent of the motion from the get go, he shares on the Facebook post.
As I walked into the YMCA gymnasium that Friday evening, I admit I was feeling pretty full of myself. Here I was, a "normal" girl, giving my time to hang out with a bunch of handicapped kids.
I was getting more and more full of myself until, right at the end, Ted spun round, looked at me, pointed and said: 'And what sort of player are you if you can't get in this side?'
It wasn't me being too full of myself. There's just too much desperation to be validated sometimes."
I changed, and I got a little too selfish, a little too greedy and little too full of myself," Thicke acknowledged in the interview.
My mates keep me quite grounded, which I thank them for, otherwise I'd be pretty full of myself. I am sure they will be sick of seeing me on the posters and programmes by the time the event is over.
Her ex-husband now says he "utterly regrets" his affair, which he said happened "when I was full of myself ".
When I get too full of myself, 1 just Google "Mike Morin" and "Dave Barry" for a brutal humility check.