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English definition of “set yourself up as sth”

set yourself up as sth

often disapproving
verb uk phrasal verb with set   /set/ (present participle setting, past tense and past participle set) us  
to say that you are a particular type of person: He sets himself up as an expert on vegetable growing, but he doesn't seem to me to know much about it.Assertions and asserting
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