on one's high horse

on one's high horse
on one's high horse
1. In an attitude of fancied superiority
2. Very much on one's dignity
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Main Entry:high

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informal used to refer to someone’s behaving in an arrogant or pompous manner

get down off your high horse


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • on one's high horse — {adj. phr.}, {informal} 1. Acting as if you are better than others; being very proud and scornful. * /Martha was chairman of the picnic committee, and at the picnic she was on her high horse, telling everyone what to do./ * /Mrs. Jones asked to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on one's high horse — {adj. phr.}, {informal} 1. Acting as if you are better than others; being very proud and scornful. * /Martha was chairman of the picnic committee, and at the picnic she was on her high horse, telling everyone what to do./ * /Mrs. Jones asked to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on\ one's\ high\ horse — adj. phr. informal 1. Acting as if you are better than others; being very proud and scornful. Martha was chairman of the picnic committee, and at the picnic she was on her high horse, telling everyone what to do. Mrs. Jones asked to see a less… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • off one's high horse — {adj. phr.}, {informal} 1. Not acting proud and scornful; humble and agreeable. * /The girls were so kind to Nancy after her mother died that she came down off her high horse and made friends with them./ 2. Acting friendly again; not angry and… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • off one's high horse — {adj. phr.}, {informal} 1. Not acting proud and scornful; humble and agreeable. * /The girls were so kind to Nancy after her mother died that she came down off her high horse and made friends with them./ 2. Acting friendly again; not angry and… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • off\ one's\ high\ horse — adj. phr. informal 1. Not acting proud and scornful; humble and agreeable. The girls were so kind to Nancy after her mother died that she came down off her high horse and made friends with them. 2. Acting friendly again; not angry and unpleasant… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • on one's high horse — ► on one s high horse informal behaving arrogantly or pompously. Main Entry: ↑high …   English terms dictionary

  • on one’s high horse — mod. in a haughty manner or mood. □ Larry is on his high horse again, bossing people around. □ The boss is on her high horse about the number of paper clips we use …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • on one's high horse — adjective Self righteous; proceeding on the belief one is more correct or proper than others. When she gets on her high horse there is not much to do but go along with it or wait for it to pass …   Wiktionary

  • on one's high horse — acting as if one is better than others, being very proud and scornful He is always up on his high horse and never bothers to think about how other people feel …   Idioms and examples

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