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call yourself something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcall yourself somethingcall yourself somethingCALL/DESCRIBE ASto say that you are a particular type of person, although you do nothing to show this is true How could Julian call himself a friend and then let me down so badly? call
Examples from the Corpus
call yourself somethingHe calls himself a Christian, but he's not very nice to strangers.
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