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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