Delusions Of Grandeur – Idiom Of The Day For IELTS Speaking & Writing

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Delusions Of Grandeur – Idiom Of The Day For IELTS For IELTS Speaking & Writing


Definition: (humorously) a delusion in which one believes oneself possessed of great importance, power, wealth, intellect, or ability; pretentious


  • He’s been suffering from delusions of grandeur ever since he was promoted as Manager of Marketing Department.
  • People with delusions of grandeur have a false impression of their importance.
  • Lexie finally got out of her delusions of grandeur after being rejected from a funding program for her science project.

IETLS Practice

Do you plan to study or work overseas?

I have to admit that the idea of studying abroad or working there has always in the back of my mind. This is not because I want to leave my home country at all cost but to experience different cultures and take advantage of their advanced education systems. And let’s be honest, I’m not a girl with delusions of grandeur or the like, but I’m highly aware of my intellectual ability as well as financial constraints. Thus, if I want to get a higher degree abroad, I need to make effort and get a scholarship somehow, which is exactly what I am doing right now.

  • In/ at the back of one’s mind: if something is at/in the back of your mind, you intend to do it, but are not actively thinking about it
  • At all cost: regardless of the difficulty or cost; no matter what
  • Take advantage of: o put to good use; avail oneself of
  • Intellectual (a): connected with or using a person’s ability to think in a logical way and understand things
  • Constraint (n): a thing that limits or restricts something, or your freedom to do something


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