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He gets a "big head'

Posted by David FG on September 12, 2004

In Reply to: He gets a "big head' posted by ESC on September 12, 2004

: : He gets a "big head'"
: : =a big "attitude" or gets arrogant?
: : thank you like always.

: Yes, an exaggerated sense of importance. Puffed up. A classmate of mine back in West Virginia, Bubby, used the term back in 1968 as in: "Just because you got an A, don't get the big head."

Yes. 'Big head' and 'big headed' are certainly in very common usage here in the UK, meaning exactly what you say.

A related phrase is 'widen that door', meaning that the person referred to has too big a head to get through the doorway.