high mighty

high and mighty

noun
1.
in a self-important, grandiose, or arrogant manner: They talk high and mighty, but they owe everyone in town.
2.
persons who are members of or identify with the higher social strata of society, especially those who are powerful or arrogant.

Origin:
1150–1200; Middle English: title of dignity

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