When we want to call someone on their high horse, we often (at least in India) use -
You know what, he thinks that he is something
For instance, in an office, if someone behaves like a boss, the above mentioned sentence is not uncommon.
The phrase is used for anyone -he, she, I, you...and so on.
My question is, when we think, we never think of being something; yes, we may think of being 'someone' - *king, queen, boss, tycoon, scientist etc.
Continuing the above example, we may get the answer as mentioned below..
You know what, he thinks that he is something ~ Oh. What does he think?
He thinks that he's the boss of the company!
'boss' a 'thing'?
Is it proper to use -
'He thinks that he's someone?'
Tagging this with InE, in case, this is new to others.