high horse


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high horse

n. Informal
A mood or attitude of stubborn arrogance or contempt: Get down off your high horse and apologize.

high′ horse′


n.
a haughty attitude.
[1375–1425]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.high horse - an attitude of arrogant superiority; "get off your high horse and admit you are wrong"
attitude, mental attitude - a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways; "he had the attitude that work was fun"
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And riding the high horse, now and then, is one of them.
Different women have different ways of riding the high horse.
Rose came down from her high horse with a rapidity that was comical, for Ariadne had the upper hand now.
He's an amusing fellow; and I've no objection to his making one at the Oyster Club; but he's a bit too fond of riding the high horse.
Lawrence would say no more, so I decided that I would descend from my high horse, and once more seek out Poirot at Leastways Cottage.
She appeared to be on her high horse to-night; both her words and her air seemed intended to excite not only the admiration, but the amazement of her auditors: she was evidently bent on striking them as something very dashing and daring indeed.
On My High Horse (Gopher), by Pat Welch Hillyer, is the story of an ex-racehorse bought and restored to something of his former glory by two amateur riders who go on to show and hunt the (unidentifiable) thoroughbred.
When Bush flies solo we get "Kosovarians," "full exposure" for full disclosure, and such hilarious mixed metaphors as John McCain "can't take the high horse and claim the low road.
Lest we ascend too far on our high horse, we should point out that we receive the benefits of paying no sales tax on advertising and subscriptions.
Junior Baby, and possibly his creator, anticipates and answers such criticism when he says, "I swear I don't mean to ride my high horse / but when you hear your young brother / courting an early grave / cause he like the clickclack / a bullet make shifting into the barrel of a gun / rally ain't no more time for subtlety.
Alstom, French major has been awarded the contract to build an electric locomotive factory at Madhepura in Bihar that will deliver 800 high horse power (12,000 HP) electric locomotive over a period of 11 years.