flatter oneself

idiom

: to believe something about oneself that makes one feel pleased or proud
Don't flatter yourself—you don't sing any better than we do.
I flatter myself that I'm a good dancer.

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“Flatter oneself.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flatter%20oneself. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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