He hated anything that was highfalutin, and he had a BS detector—his phrase again—that was unmatched in the business.
Housed near the Uffizi Gallery, in one of the most culturally rich cities in the world, the museum has some highfalutin neighbors.
That phrase is maybe too highfalutin, but it's too famous to dispense with.
Beyond Human Nature succeeds by delivering serious arguments that challenge the reader without seeming dense or highfalutin.
Initially, we're meant to identify with Hart, who objects whenever Cohle's highfalutin Satre-isms get out of hand.
The first appears in a Senate debate of 1841; highfalutin in a political speech of the same decade.
No use to beat about the bush and pretend to be highfalutin'.
"You're not going to cement it by a tariff or a highfalutin' proclamation," he answered.
He's the only one of these fellows I've tackled who didn't tell me a lot of highfalutin rot they wanted put into the article.
I stuck to my colors—that's a highfalutin way of putting it—and I've got to pay the penalty.
Overblown and pretentious; bombastic; stilted: take one with ideas less ''highfalutin' ''/ stilted, overstrained, and as the Americans would say, hifalutin
[1848+; origin unknown; originally a gerund, seemingly based on a verb high falute, suggesting a humorous alteration of flute; perhaps fr a blend of highflown with some other element; perhaps fr Dutch verlooten, ''stilted'']