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up oneself



up oneself (comparative more up oneself, superlative most up oneself)

  1. (Britain, Australia, New Zealand, slang) Smug; arrogant; self-important and self-satisfied.
    I don't like her; she is really up herself.
    Don't be so up yourself.
    • 2010, Deb Fitzpatrick, 90 Packets of Instant Noodles, Fremantle Press, page 151,
      They′re older and taller and more up themselves.
    • 2010, Jilly Cooper, Jump!, page 235,
      There was a lot of yard bitching about Michelle, who was getting more and more up herself.
    • 2012, Alastair Campbell, The Burden of Power: Countdown to Iraq - The Alastair Campbell Diaries, unnumbered page,
      I had felt too that Putin was far grander than before, much more up himself, a bit peevish.