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Idioms

full of yourself

This page is about the idiom full of yourself

Meaning

If you are full of yourself you think you're better or more important than you really are.

For example

  • That guy was so full of himself! He couldn't stop talking about himself and all the wonderful things he's done.

  • Gary is so full of himself that he doesn't even realise it when he's boring the people he's talking to.

Note:
You can also say "full of himself", "full of herself", "full of myself", "full of themselves", and so on.

Quick Quiz

If you say to someone "You're so full of yourself!" they'll probably feel

a. proud

b. upset

c. pleased

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Contributor: Matt Errey