Meaning of “airs and graces” in the English Dictionary

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"airs and graces" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “airs and graces” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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