One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he was showing off, trying to make a really big impression’
behave affectedly, put on airs, put on an act, give oneself airs, boast, brag, crow, trumpet, gloat, glory, swagger around, swank, bluster, strut, strike an attitude, strike a pose, posture, attitudinize
draw attention to oneself, blow one's own trumpet
North American cop an attitude
NZ Australian skite, big-note oneself
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