airs and graces

Definition of airs and graces

British

  1. —used to describe an overly superior or proud way of behaving. <She's very rich, but she doesn't give herself any airs and graces.>

Word by Word Definitions

airplay airs
  1. :  breath

    :  the mixture of invisible odorless tasteless gases (such as nitrogen and oxygen) that surrounds the earth

    :  a light breeze

  1. :  to expose to the air for drying, purifying, or refreshing :  ventilate

    :  to expose to public view or bring to public notice

    :  to transmit by radio or television

graceplay graces
  1. :  unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification

    :  a virtue coming from God

    :  a state of sanctification enjoyed through divine assistance

  1. :  to confer dignity or honor on

    :  adorn, embellish


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