flatter oneself

Definition of flatter oneself

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to praise excessively especially from motives of self-interest

    :  beguile

    :  to encourage or gratify especially with the assurance that something is right

  1. :  one that flattens

    :  a flat-faced swage used in smithing

  1. :  one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self

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