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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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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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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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The English are always inadequate observers; they seem too full of themselves to have eyes and ears for any alien people; but as far as an Englishman could, Dickens had caught the look of our life in certain aspects.
Asked why, he said: Because they are so full of themselves.
They also avoid becoming too full of themselves, pride filled or taking themselves too seriously.
Your members seem to be so full of themselves when they make ill-mannered statements about CAN.
If Salesforce executives ever get too full of themselves, they can seek out the Call building.
She added: "Everyone thinks all the girls are the same, stuck-up and full of themselves - I'd say they're the opposite.
They are mostly schemers, debauched or emotionally dead; as full of themselves as a set of Russian dolls, so not the best people to advise the three young leads.
They can move five clear with a win over Accies but stopper Garcia Tena believes his side can stun the Red Army if Derek McInnes's men get too full of themselves.
Mills said: "Bromley were promoted last season so obviously they're going to be full of themselves.
You may be wondering why a feather would cause such commotion, but it's because in Arab culture, when referring to someone as having a "feather over their head," you're implying that they're full of themselves and believe that they're above others; something that "Queen" Ahlam is often accused of.
They are so full of themselves that if we question them, they threaten to drop us as a student and even threaten to make sure no other instructor will take us.
She has never known how good she is, but I would rather her be like that than someone who is full of themselves.
Families were very close and I don't remember there being different classes or races of people (everyone was treated the same) or anyone looking for a handouts or people that were full of themselves because of status or wealth.
FOOTBALL SPORTING KC v NEW YORK 1am SPORTING KANSAS CITY will be full of themselves as they sit second in the MLS Eastern Conference, but their progress has not come without a price, writes Ian Wilkerson.
She said that the government has become so full of themselves that in the last one month they had taken on institutions and people in their immature desire to assert themselves by hook or by crook.