puffed up


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puffed up

adjective swollen-headed, proud, high and mighty (informal), bigheaded (informal), full of yourself, too big for your boots He was too puffed up with his own importance.
swollen-headed modest, humble, self-effacing
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3 : to swell up or become swollen with or as if with air <The injured eye puffed up.
1/4 cup chow mein noodles (canned) OR fried puffed up and crisp rice sticks
While the company said first- half profits had jumped by 23 per cent (higher than expected), a few City pointy heads panicked when they realised that the numbers were puffed up by a one-off pension refund.