Posted by Pamela on February 03, 2006
In Reply to: "Get over yourself" posted by Gary Martin on February 02, 2006
: : I received an e-mail from a friend (not a close one) saying "get over yourself". Does this have a specific meaning?
: Yes. This is a fairly recent phrase meaning, 'stop being so pompous and self-important'.
: I'm not sure of the origin, although I suspect it to be from down under. There's a similar phrase, 'have you got tickets on yourself', which is Australian.
Are you sure it's Australian? I though it was a US import. It's an insult. I agree with the meanings above, but more broadly it means "get a sense of proportion about your own beauty/abilities/problems etc". Pamela