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swollen head

noun [C usually singular] uk   (US usually also swelled head) us  
If someone has a swollen head, that person thinks they are more intelligent and more important than they really are: Don't compliment him any more, or he'll get a swollen head.
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Showing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoastingUnpleasant people in generalUnpleasant men
swollen-headed
adjective uk   /ˌswəʊ.lənˈhed.ɪd/ us    /ˌswoʊ-/ informal disapproving
(Definition of swollen head from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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