high horse


noun

a haughty attitude or temper; a contemptuous manner.

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Origin of high horse

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425
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Cultural definitions for high horse

high horse

To be on one's “high horse” is to be disdainful or conceited: “Sally got tired of Peter's snobbery and finally told him to get off his high horse.”

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Idioms and Phrases with high horse

high horse

see on one's high horse.

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