- 自命不凡 [zì mìng bù fán]
- pride oneself on being out of the ordinary; assume [give oneself] great airs; be very much conceited; consider oneself above the crowd; consider oneself an exceptional person [no ordinary being]; consider oneself a person of no ordinary talent; feel one's oats; have an extraordinarily high opinion of oneself; have an unduly high opinion of oneself; overestimate one's own strength; pass oneself off as an important person; think a great deal of oneself; think highly of oneself; think of oneself as a superior being; think of oneself as being superior to others; think no end of oneself; think oneself sth.; think sth. of oneself
He is a pompous official.
He will be greater to posterity if he have be willing to be less great.