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give oneself airs

verb

Roget 855: affect, act a part, put on; give oneself airs etc. (arrogance) 885; boast etc. 884; coquet; simper, mince, attitudinize, ... show more

Roget 878: be proud etc. adj.; put a good face on; look one in the face; stalk abroad, perk oneself up; think no small beer of oneself; presume, swagger, strut; rear one's head, lift up one's head, hold up one's head; ... show more

Roget 880: be vain etc. adj., be vain of; pique oneself etc. (pride) 878; lay the flattering unction to one's soul.    have too high an opinion of oneself, have an overweening opinion of oneself, have too high an opinion of one's talents; blind oneself as to one's own merit; not think small beer of oneself, ... show more

Roget 885: be insolent etc. adj.; bluster, vapor, swagger, swell, give oneself airs, snap one's fingers, kick up a dust; swear etc. (affirm) ... show more

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