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English definition of “airs and graces”

airs and graces

false ways of behaving that are intended to make other people feel that you are important and belong to a high social class: He was always putting on airs and graces. She's got no reason to give herself airs and graces.Showing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoasting
(Definition of airs and graces from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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