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  • s  (British informal) upstart

  • But they begrudged such acclaim to a "jumped-up ranker" who perennially poked fun at "generals with middle-aged spread.
  • They think they're sort of jumped-up pointy-heads.
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  • Chelsea's 5 Greatest Wingers
    What makes a good wing man? It's an issue Tom Cruise raised in the 1980s classic Top Gun , but when Bleacher Report ponders the issue in the 21st century, we're thinking about a wing man of a different variety, not jumped-up Air Force pilots such as Val Kilmer's Iceman. Throughout the history of football, wingers have been the creative heartbeat of teams, feeding their more glamorous teammates ...
    Sept. 26, 2013 - Bleacher Report

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