give oneself airs

Definition of give oneself airs

  1. :  to act in a way that shows one thinks one is better than other people She's very rich, but she doesn't give herself airs.

Word by Word Definitions

giveplay
  1. :  to make a present of

    :  to grant or bestow by formal action

    :  to accord or yield to another

  1. :  capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain :  flexibility

    :  the ability of a material to bend or stretch

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

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


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