set oneself up as

set oneself up as
establish oneself in (a particular occupation)

he set himself up as an attorney in St. Louis

claim to be or act like a specified kind of person (used to indicate skepticism as to someone's right or ability to do so)

he set himself up as a crusader for higher press and broadcasting standards


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