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    misplaced faith

    Hello

    I'd like to say to sb who is vain and too big for their boots a sentence. I want to use 'misplaced faith'. Is it OK to say:

    1. I think you have misplaced faith in who you are


    Does it sound good?

    thx

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    Re: misplaced faith

    Quote Originally Posted by Birne View Post
    Hello.

    I'd like to say a sentence to sb somebody who is vain and too big for their boots. a sentence. I want to use 'misplaced faith'. Is it OK to say:

    1. I think you have misplaced faith in who you are.


    Does it sound good?

    thx Thanks.
    Please note my corrections above. Please ensure you use full English words on the forum - "sb" and "thx" aren't words.

    I find your choice of context odd if you particularly want to use "misplaced faith". I might expect it to be used to refer to believing wrongly that someone can be relied upon.

    John: I need to be at the airport by 4am.
    Jane: How are you going to get there?
    John: I'm pretty sure Dave will drive me.
    Jane: Hah! That's a fine example of misplaced faith.
    John: Why do you say that?
    Jane: I've asked him five times to drive me somewhere early in the morning. He always refuses.


    People have misplaced faith that politicians will do the right thing.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: misplaced faith

    Quote Originally Posted by Birne View Post
    Does it sound good?
    Not to me- this sounds like self-importance to me. Misplaced faith would normally be trusting someone else wrongly.

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