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.


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  • 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 — idi too big for one s breeches, more insolent and conceited than is warranted by one s position or abilities …   From formal English to slang

  • too big for one's breeches — or[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 made Bob a monitor,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • too big for one's breeches — or[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 made Bob a monitor,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • too big for one's breeches — adjective (used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant a snotty little scion of a degenerate family Laurent Le Sage they re snobs stuck up and uppity and persnickety • Syn: ↑bigheaded, ↑persnickety, ↑snooty, ↑snot nosed, ↑snotty, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — (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 pants — phrasal see too big for one s breeches …   Useful english dictionary

  • too big for one's britches — phrasal : swellheaded, arrogant * * * I too big for one s britches (or breeches) informal conceited II see big …   Useful english dictionary

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