kid (oneself) about (something)

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kid (oneself) about (something)

To delude oneself about something, especially due to one's own desires or self-interests. I'll admit that you've done better than anyone expected, but don't kid yourself about your chances of winning this election. The boss is kidding herself about the viability of this plan.
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kid someone about someone or something

to tease someone about someone or something. You wouldn't kid me about Jody, would you? Please don't kid me about my long hair!
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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