a big/swelled head


: an overly high opinion of oneself
All those compliments have given him a big head.

Examples of a big/swelled head in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tesla leads at 53%, but it’s had a big head start, having launched sales Down Under in 2014. Steve Mollman, Fortune, 7 Mar. 2024 Vuori is far behind the leaders in both realms, but then the market share leaders had a big head start. Pamela N. Danziger, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2024 Battery-electric vehicles have had a big head start and will always be more efficient because of the losses involved in hydrogen production. Robin Warner, Ars Technica, 25 Jan. 2024 And something Coach Harbaugh always says is don’t get a big head. Eric Olson, USA TODAY, 9 Jan. 2024 Amazon is betting its system advances the state of the art, and can offer the capacity and internet speeds to compete not just with Starlink, which has a big head start, but with terrestrial telecommunications companies. Matt Day, Fortune, 18 Dec. 2023 Starlink has a big head start, however, and the service is expected to represent the majority of SpaceX’s revenue at some point next year, according to Bloomberg. Steve Mollman, Fortune, 2 Dec. 2023 Democrats were already going to have a hard time holding the seat with Manchin as their standard bearer; now, Republicans are virtually guaranteed to flip it, giving them a big head start in their race to recapture a Senate majority. Nathaniel Rakich, ABC News, 10 Nov. 2023 The Texas Rangers manager wears a size 8 1/8 baseball cap but no one can accuse him of having a big head. Steve Henson, Los Angeles Times, 30 Oct. 2023

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“A big/swelled head.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20big%2Fswelled%20head. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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