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English definition of “tin god”

tin god

noun [C] uk   (also little tin god) literary disapproving us  
someone who behaves as if they were more important or powerful than they really areShowing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoastingUnpleasant people in generalUnpleasant men
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