English version

fancy yourself (as) something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfancy yourself (as) somethingfancy yourself (as) somethingBritish English to believe, usually wrongly, that you have particular skills or are a particular type of person He fancies himself an artist. She fancies herself as another Madonna. fancy
Examples from the Corpus
fancy yourself (as) somethingI fancy myself a famous writer.Krause has always fancied himself a keen talent scout first.Any chick who fancies herself as a feminist ought to go and see Martha McGilchrist.And fancies himself as a fisherman.Now he fancies himself as a great military strategist.He fancied himself as a strategist.He fancied himself as something of an impresario, and had some experience negotiating contracts with Hollywood studios.He fancied himself in love with me, the silly boy, but that was absurd.
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