- high horse
- nounan attitude of arrogant superiority-
get off your high horse and admit you are wrong
* * *noun1. : an unyielding, pretentious, or arrogant mood : a high and mighty air or attitude
when he … saw the desperate need for more men, he came down off his high horse — J.F.Dobie
wanted to get on her high horse and treat him as if he were nothing — William Heuman2. : a sulky or resentful mood, air, or attitude
on your high horse because he didn't praise your mince — Arnold Bennett
* * *a haughty attitude or temper; a contemptuous manner.[1375-1425; late ME]
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* * *high horse,an arrogant or condescending attitude or disposition: »
Relax and enjoy it, without getting up on a high horse (Harper's).
* * *noun [singular]informal◇ If you are on a/your high horse, you are talking or behaving in a way that shows that you think you are better than other people or that you know more about something than other people do.
I'm not going to get up on a high horse and tell you that you're wrong for doing this.
Oh, climb/get (down) off your high horse. You don't know any more about it than the rest of us.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.