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Plume Oneself (To)

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To be conceited of …; to boast of … A plume is a feather, and to plume oneself is to feather one’s own conceit.

“Mrs. Bute Crawley … plumed herself upon her resolute manner of performing [what she thought right].”—Thackeray: Vanity Fair.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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