big head, have a

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big head, have a

Be conceited; have an exaggerated sense of one's own importance or ability. For example, The constant flattery of his subordinates is bound to give Thomas a big head. [c. 1800] Also see swelled head.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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