swelled head

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Synonyms for swelled head

an exaggerated belief in one's own importance

Synonyms for swelled head

an exaggerated opinion of your own importance

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Some were better than others, but they all served to help me keep my feet on the ground, and to puncture the balloon when I got a swelled head.
When I flew back home for a visit, she had me clean all the toilets to make sure I didn't get a swelled head," he said.
So it is somewhere between megalomania, a swelled head and simply not being entirely realistic economically and logistically that Switzerland finds itself with regard to "its" airline, Swissair.
Lest you think I am getting a swelled head over this, I have to admit that a few people did mistake me for a certain flat tax-loving presidential candidate.
Indignation, quarreling, swelled head, contumely, clamor, and blasphemy served to warn people, allegorically, of the characteristic appearances of their own uncomely moods.
It's extremely rare for a North American-trained soccer player to perform in such elite company, but the modest six-foot-tall, 160 pound centre-forward isn't getting a swelled head.
To this day, whenever I start getting a swelled head,