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get on one's high horse

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get on one's high horse

verb phrase

To become dignified and formal; assume a haughty and arrogant mien: As soon as I said a little slang to her she got on her high horse

[1856+; ride the high horse is found by 1716]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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