airs and graces

airs and graces
airs and graces
Affectedly elegant and refined manners and behaviour
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Main Entry:grace

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derogatory an affectation of superiority

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airs and graces — see air, 1
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Main Entry:grace

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ˌairs and ˈgraces idiom
(BrE, disapproving) a way of behaving that shows that sb thinks that they are more important, etc. than they really are
Syn: airs

Even when he became a star he didn't have any airs and graces.

Main entry:airidiom

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