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jumped-up

adjective [before noun] uk   us   /ˌdʒʌmptˈʌp/ UK informal disapproving
behaving as if you are very important in your job or position, especially because you used to be in a much lower position: He's just a jumped-up office boy (= he was once only an office boy) .
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