Plume Oneself

(To). 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.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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