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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.
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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.
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Out of them, five ships, Maersk Columbus, MOL Grandeur, Epic Shikoku, Fuwairit and Gion Trader sailed out to sea on Thursday morning, and another ship MSC Pina is expected to sail on same day in the afternoon.
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Ahmed Margoushy, General Manager of Danat Al Ain Resort, commented: "The Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards highlights the values of leadership, hard work, dedication, ambition and success.
With a world of specialist tea and coffee to choose from, together with an extensive cake selection, you can be sure to experience the art of afternoon tea with grandeur at Sirj Tea Lounge every day, 8:00am - 12:30pm.
Labour MP Stephen Pound said: "Does she have delusions of grandeur or what?"
Critics will suggest Grandeur cut a meek figure upon his return over course and distance, when he was a laboured fourth in a Winter Derby trial in February.
That is true to a point, but very little went right for Grandeur that day and, in any event, he was almost certainly in need of a run, having been out of action since October.
The Shalfleet handler said: "Grandeur had a break at the end of last year and it was always the plan to follow the same campaign as he had in 2014.
South Korea-based Hyundai Motor Company (KSE: 005380) is recalling 10,604 units of the Grandeur Hybrid.
Winner of the Winter Derby Trial, Grandeur flopped in the main event, only to gain the most fabulous consolation when bagging the massive prize in the middle distance division of the All-Weather Championship Finals.
Back at its home country during the 2014 Busan International Motor Show, Korean automaker, Hyundai, has unveiled a revamped version of its Grandeur luxury sedan model.
Post-race chatter following the Winter Derby over this course and distance tended to revolve around the perceived no-show from hot favourite Grandeur.