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high-stepping

[ hahy-step-ing ]
/ ˈhaɪˈstɛp ɪŋ /
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adjective

seeking unrestrained pleasure, as by frequenting night clubs, parties, etc.; leading a wild and fast life: a high-stepping young crowd.
(of a horse) moving with the leg raised high.

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Origin of high-stepping

First recorded in 1840–50
high-stepper, noun
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