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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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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.
This no doubt coming from Senator Abbo is a clear example of a new generation of leaders who are not full of themselves nor allow power to intoxicate them,' the group said.
How will they coordinate when they do not know its importance, or are just full of themselves?'
On important state events, they paraded, so full of themselves, in finery that bore hand-painted slogans.
Our CSs are full of themselves. They have humongous attitudes.
They're just so full of themselves. Your lucky colour is taupe.
We're driving back on the bus, and everybody is all rah-rah, cheering and full of themselves. I spoke up and said, "I'd rather lose to the topnotch team by two than beat a weak team by 10." I've always liked going up against the big boys.
But that sermon would really benefit our elected officials, who are often so full of themselves that there is no room for them to take in another point of view.
They just want to maintain their power and are full of themselves.
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.
Mills said: "Bromley were promoted last season so obviously they're going to be full of themselves. It's not a bad start for us with two home games coming shortly after - we're looking forward to it.
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.