They get bloated, self-important, and impossible to deal with.
A pedantic and self-important “paper architect,” Polyp goes into crisis when his marriage dissolves.
Had he ever done something like in Newtown, every self-important shrink on TV would have claimed they'd have seen it coming.
Real Spike will never sound that self-important, no matter how artistic he gets.
It was small and self-important rather than big and magnanimous.
A self-important postmaster, especially of a little town, like the political carpet-bagger, has no respect for ancient landmarks.
If the coroner was self-important, he was no more so than his witness.
The "round, selfish, and self-important" squire of Don Quixote in Cervantes' romance of that name.
Shepparton is to-day a local capital, busy and self-important.
It's only the successful and the self-important and the patronising that I want to pull down a little.