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    bieasy is offline Senior Member
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    Cool To think hilghly of oneself..

    Hi,

    When someone has a very high opinion of himself we say in French:

    "Il ne se prend pas pour de la m..." (m***e = sh*t)(=swear word).
    The word-by-word translation is: "he doesn't take himself for sh*t".

    Do you have a similar term in English?

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    Flittle is offline Junior Member
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    Re: To think hilghly of oneself..

    Hi,

    There are a number of fairly polite expressions that could be used:

    He is full of his own importance.

    He is too big for his boots.

    He is a legend in his own mind.

    There is an extremely impolite expression that I couldn't repeat here, but it concerns the same substance you mention and its aroma!! Je suis sūr que vous pouvez le deviner

    Frank

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    bieasy is offline Senior Member
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    Re: To think hilghly of oneself..

    Quote Originally Posted by Flittle View Post
    Hi,

    There are a number of fairly polite expressions that could be used:

    He is full of his own importance.

    He is too big for his boots.

    He is a legend in his own mind.

    There is an extremely impolite expression that I couldn't repeat here, but it concerns the same substance you mention and its aroma!! Je suis sūr que vous pouvez le deviner

    Frank
    Je peux imaginer. Merēi!

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