jumped-up

ADJECTIVE
  1. (British informal) upstart
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How To Use jumped-up In A Sentence

  • The pitch-perfect trumpets punch out the jumped-up tune, the saxophones gliding smoothly beneath them. LOVE YOU MADLY
  • So they're just going to treat you like any jumped-up creep of a musician and ignore you.
  • Doesn't he look like the most obnoxious, jumped-up school sports team leader of your youth?
  • Some jumped-up City type has even worked out Beckham's different market values as an individual, married or divorced.
  • He's nothing better than a jumped-up bank clerk!
  • Lord Kilian won't let a jumped-up highlander lord it over two experienced administrators like you and me. IRONCROWN MOON: PART TWO OF THE BOREAL MOON TALE
  • The revelations have been received gleefully in French publishing and literary circles, where the author is regarded as a jumped-up interloper who has defiled French literature.
  • These jumped-up City Aldermen had strange new ways, and odd formalities like gentry through the front door, servants through the back. THE RIVAL QUEENS: A COUNTESS ASHBY DE LA ZOUCHE MYSTERY
  • Plato does not provide any consoling myth at all for the jumped-up dictator who claims to know what is best for the people.
  • And we thought they were all just jumped-up waitresses.
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