have tickets on oneself
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- (Australia, derogatory) To be conceited.
1975, Valerie Elliston, Coward′s Paradise, page 149:
- Lucy didn′t blame him for having tickets on himself. Anybody who got out of the flats deserved to have tickets on himself. One day her Brian was going to have tickets on himself.
- 2007 June 19, Ben Doherty, "Lawyer died as he lived," The Age,
- "Our nickname for him was "Tickets", because he had tickets on himself," Mr Thompson said. "He was a good sportsman, but he also loved to tell us how good he was."