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.


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

  • 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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