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phrase British informal
  1. 1
    to believe that you are very attractive, clever, or good at something in a way that is annoying

    You lot really fancy yourselves, don’t you.

  2. 2

    fancy yourself (as) something

    to believe, usually wrongly, that you have the qualities or abilities of a particular person or type of person

    She fancies herself as another Madonna.

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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