too big for one's boots

Far less important or capable than ones thinks or claims to be.
Syn: too big for ones britches

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  • too\ big\ for\ one's\ boots — • too big for one s breeches • too big for one s boots adj. phr. too sure of your own importance; feeling more important than you really are. That boy had grown too big for his breeches. I ll have to put him back in his place. When the teacher… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • too big for one's boots — • too big for one s breeches • too big for one s boots feeling more important than one really is Our new boss is too big for his breeches and needs someone to tell him to change his behavior …   Idioms and examples

  • too big for one's boots — ► too big for one s boots informal conceited. Main Entry: ↑big …   English terms dictionary

  • too big for one's boots — (informal) CONCEITED, full of oneself, swollen headed, cocky, arrogant, cocksure, above oneself, self important; vain, self satisfied, pleased with oneself, smug, complacent; informal big headed; poetic/literary vaingloriou …   Useful english dictionary

  • too big for one's boots — See too big for one s britches …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • too big for one's boots —    A person who is getting too big for their boots is behaving as if they were more important than they really are.     Tom s really getting too big for his boots since he got a promotion he hardly says hello any more! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • too big for one's boots — informal conceited. → big …   English new terms dictionary

  • too\ big\ for\ one's\ breeches — • too big for one s breeches • too big for one s boots adj. phr. too sure of your own importance; feeling more important than you really are. That boy had grown too big for his breeches. I ll have to put him back in his place. When the teacher… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • too big for one's breeches — • too big for one s breeches • too big for one s boots feeling more important than one really is Our new boss is too big for his breeches and needs someone to tell him to change his behavior …   Idioms and examples

  • too big for one's britches — too big for one s boots, informal sudden popularity has made Scully too big for his britches Syn: conceited, full of oneself, cocky, arrogant, cocksure, above oneself, self important, puffed up; vain, self satisfied, pleased with oneself, smug,… …   Thesaurus of popular words

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