get above

get above (oneself)

To act in a conceited manner. Primarily heard in UK. Geez, you've gotten above yourself these days—the rest of us have opinions worth hearing, too, you know!
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get above

v.
1. To come to a position over or on top of something: I finally got above the wave and gasped for air.
2. To assume a superior attitude toward something so that one is no longer concerned with its problems and no longer worrying about it: Once you get above all this bickering, the answer should become clear.
See also: above, get
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He argues that, at one level, civilisation can be seen as an attempt to get above the rain.
While at times we may get above ourselves, he concludes, there is no such thing as getting above the rain.
The heretical wisdom embodied in "Don't get above your raisin'" suggests that roots, family, communal identity, and solidarity are all more important than individual striving or success.