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Full of oneself

Conceited, self-centered, as in Ever since she won the prize Mary’s been so full of herself that no one wants to talk to her. This expression uses full of in the sense of “engrossed with” or “absorbed with,” a usage dating from about 1600.


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    1. Also, full of the devil. Mischievous, naughty. For example, The youngsters were full of it today, giving the teacher a hard time, or Bill is full of the devil, hiding his roommate’s clothes and teasing him mercilessly. 2. Talking nonsense, as in He claims to have fixed the dock, but I think he’s full […]

  • Full of piss and vinegar

    adjective phrase Brimming with energy; very peppy and assertive; full of beans: full of the piss and vinegar her mother lacks/ full of piss and vinegar and occasionally now, a little weed (1940s+)

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  • Full of shit

    adjective phrase (Variations: crap or bull or it may replace shit) Wrong; mistaken; not to be credited: Oh, he’s so full of shit, that self-seeking schmuck/ Anyone who says it doesn’t matter is full of it/ They’re all fulla shit anyway, all them goddam politicians (1940s+)

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