Meaning of “the big I am” in the English Dictionary

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"the big I am" in British English

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the big I am

UK informal disapproving

If someone is acting the big I am, or giving it the big I am, they are behaving as if they are very important:

He was always giving it the big I am with his little gang.

(Definition of “the big I am” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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