swelled\ head
noun informal
A feeling that you are very important or more important than you really are.

When John won the race, he got a swelled head.

Pretty girls shouldn't get a swelled head about it.

adj. phr.

After he was elected captain of the team, Bob became swell-headed.

Compare: big head

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • swelled head — n BIGHEAD * * * bighead (def. 2) …   Medical dictionary

  • swelled-head — swelled head·ed·ness; …   English syllables

  • swelled head — swelled′ head′ n. an inordinately grand opinion of oneself; conceit …   From formal English to slang

  • swelled head — n. Informal an exaggerated notion of one s own worth …   English World dictionary

  • swelled head — {n.}, {informal} A feeling that you are very important or more important than you really are. * /When John won the race, he got a swelled head./ * /Pretty girls shouldn t get a swelled head about it./ [swell headed] {adj. phr.} * /After he was… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • swelled head — {n.}, {informal} A feeling that you are very important or more important than you really are. * /When John won the race, he got a swelled head./ * /Pretty girls shouldn t get a swelled head about it./ [swell headed] {adj. phr.} * /After he was… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • swelled head — noun an exaggerated opinion of your own importance • Syn: ↑egotism, ↑self importance • Derivationally related forms: ↑self important (for: ↑self importance), ↑egotistic ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • swelled head — feeling too proud, let it go to your head    If I win the talent contest, I promise not to get a swelled head …   English idioms

  • swelled head — a feeling that one is more important than one really is He has a swelled head since he got the new position in his company …   Idioms and examples

  • swelled head — /swɛld ˈhɛd/ (say sweld hed) noun Colloquial an excessively high opinion of oneself; conceit: *Do you know who has put off his departure a whole day on purpose to see you – enough to give you {a} swelled head, young woman. –miles franklin, 1946 …   Australian English dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”