Meaning of “set yourself up as sth” in the English Dictionary

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"set yourself up as sth" in British English

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set yourself up as sth

UK often disapproving
phrasal verb with set uk /set/ us /set/ verb present participle setting, past tense and past participle set

to say that you are a particular type of person:

He sets himself up as an expert on vegetable growing, but he doesn't seem to me to know much about it.

(Definition of “set yourself up as sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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