Who does (someone) think (they) are?

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Who does (someone) think (they) are?

Why does someone think they have the right or the authority to behave in such a rude, arrogant, judgmental, or self-centered way? I work every day from dawn until dusk to provide for this family, and you accuse me of being lazy? Just who do you think you are? Who does he think he is, belittling me like that in front of the entire staff?
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Who do you think you are?

Inf. Why do you think you can lord it over people that way?; Why are you so arrogant? (Usually in anger.) Tom: Just a minute! Who do you think you are? You can't talk to me that way! Bob: Says who? "Who do you think you are, bursting in here like that?" sputtered the doorman as Fred bolted into the club lobby.
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who does somebody think they ˈare?

(disapproving, informal) somebody has no right to behave in a certain way: Who do you think you are, taking my books without asking?She just walked into my office without knocking! Who does she think she is?
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