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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  27/JAN/2010 7:39 AM
Assunto:  put on airs (act superior or snobish; lord it over

To put on air and graces (BrE) or put on air (AmE)-
Somebody "put on airs and graces" o "puts on airs", when they behave in a
way that suggests that they want people to think that they are more important
or sophisticated that they really are: Bella put on air and graces, remaining a real Blackpool girl.
Source: Larousse Guide to Idioms- Chambers Publishers.



Verb 1. put on airs"
put on airs - act like the master of; "He is lording it over the students act superior, lord it over, queen it over
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
Source:         http://www.thefreedictionary.com/put+on+airs


If someone is "putting on airs" it means that he or she is acting superior or snobbish.


put on airs
brag, show off, make pretensions; see strut.



put on airs idiom
Assume a haughty manner, pretend to be better than one is, as in I'm sick of Claire and the way she puts on airs. Airs here means “a manner of superiority.” [c. 1700]

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
put on airs  –  Vitor rj  25/JAN/2010, 1:32 PM
put on airs  –  Fran  25/JAN/2010, 5:20 PM
put on airs  –  PPAULO  25/JAN/2010, 11:02 PM
put on airs  –  Tiago T.  26/JAN/2010, 11:59 PM
put on airs (or wannabe)  –  Fran  27/JAN/2010, 2:41 AM
 put on airs (act superior or snobish; lord it over  –  PPAULO  27/JAN/2010, 7:39 AM
put on airs   –  The Earl of S'wich(es)  30/JAN/2010, 8:32 AM
to The Earl of ... (put on airs )  –  Fran  30/JAN/2010, 6:14 PM
(put on airs )  –  Marquis de Switches  30/JAN/2010, 10:00 PM

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