Is that "star sickness"? I'm looking for the expression which means the stars' tendency to act superior and view themselves as overly special. In Russian we call that "звёздная болезнь". I could find only one article about that in English. Can I say,"She suffers from star sickness"?
Aug 22, 2014 4:35 AM
Answers · 17
It's interesting that no name of the author is found on the article. At a guess, I'd dare say the writer is actually Russian with a high level of English, and has just translated the expression literally. There are a few other minor errors and odd phrasing in the article and on the site which a native speaker wouldn't make, but a second-language speaker would. I think Ben has given the best natural English expression. We might also say "success has gone to his/her head".
August 22, 2014
Sorry Iris, I never heard any expression with 'stars' in the sentence, that you are looking for. I'm tiring my best to earn a 'Best Answer - Chosen by the Asker' from you. Maybe next time.
August 22, 2014
They are narcissistic. Which basically means to have a large ego. The world revolves around them.
August 22, 2014
I think we usually say "She has a big ego" or "She has an ego problem".
August 22, 2014
Thank you for your comment.Yes, that seemed strange to me that I could find only one article on the Internet where "star sickness" was used. Now I understand why.
August 22, 2014
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