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n. To believe that you are better than you are; to behave in a way that is incongruous with one's family of origin

Origin: Southern American colloquialism
Mother: I don't know who you think you is, goin' off to college like that.
Daughter: I'm trying to better myself.
Neighbor: You gettin' above your raising, that's what.
by Currer813 July 23, 2010
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