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airs and graces

falseways of ​behaving that are ​intended to make other ​peoplefeel that you are ​important and ​belong to a high ​socialclass: He was always putting onairs and ​graces. She's got no ​reason to give herselfairs and ​graces.
(Definition of airs and graces from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “airs and graces”
in Chinese (Simplified) 装腔作势,摆架子, 矫揉造作…
in Chinese (Traditional) 裝腔作勢,擺架子, 矯揉造作…
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