comfortable in one's own skin
- (idiomatic) Relaxed and confident in one's manner of presenting oneself and interacting with others; conveying the impression that one has a clear, satisfying understanding of one's own abilities and situation.
- 1992 Sept. 7, J. F. O. McAlliser, "Comfortable In His Own Ample Skin: Lawrence Eagleburger," Time:
- Says his wife Marlene: "He presents the same face to people in Washington that he does to our sons' friends. He's just comfortable in his own skin."
1996, Kay Hooper, Amanda, →ISBN, page 60:
- She had been completely natural from the first with him, utterly comfortable in her own skin.
2005, Bill Clinton, My Life, →ISBN, page 439:
- Perot was witty and comfortable in his own skin, which I thought would reassure his supporters and perhaps sway some of the undecided voters.