swelled head
noun Date: 1870 an exaggerated opinion of oneself ; self-conceitswelled-headed adjectiveswelled-headedness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • swelled head — n BIGHEAD * * * bighead (def. 2) …   Medical dictionary

  • swelled-head — swelled head·ed·ness; …   English syllables

  • swelled head — swelled′ head′ n. an inordinately grand opinion of oneself; conceit …   From formal English to slang

  • swelled head — n. Informal an exaggerated notion of one s own worth …   English World dictionary

  • swelled head — {n.}, {informal} A feeling that you are very important or more important than you really are. * /When John won the race, he got a swelled head./ * /Pretty girls shouldn t get a swelled head about it./ [swell headed] {adj. phr.} * /After he was… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • swelled head — {n.}, {informal} A feeling that you are very important or more important than you really are. * /When John won the race, he got a swelled head./ * /Pretty girls shouldn t get a swelled head about it./ [swell headed] {adj. phr.} * /After he was… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • swelled\ head — noun informal A feeling that you are very important or more important than you really are. When John won the race, he got a swelled head. Pretty girls shouldn t get a swelled head about it. swell headed adj. phr. After he was elected captain of… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • swelled head — noun an exaggerated opinion of your own importance • Syn: ↑egotism, ↑self importance • Derivationally related forms: ↑self important (for: ↑self importance), ↑egotistic ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • swelled head — feeling too proud, let it go to your head    If I win the talent contest, I promise not to get a swelled head …   English idioms

  • swelled head — a feeling that one is more important than one really is He has a swelled head since he got the new position in his company …   Idioms and examples

  • swelled head — /swɛld ˈhɛd/ (say sweld hed) noun Colloquial an excessively high opinion of oneself; conceit: *Do you know who has put off his departure a whole day on purpose to see you – enough to give you {a} swelled head, young woman. –miles franklin, 1946 …   Australian English dictionary

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