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set yourself up as sth

UK often disapproving
phrasal verb with set uk   us   /set/ verb (present participle setting, past tense and past participle set)
to say that you are a ​particulartype of ​person: He sets himself up as an ​expert on ​vegetablegrowing, 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)
Translations of “set yourself up as sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 自称是,自命为…
in Chinese (Traditional) 自稱是,自命爲…
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