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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
1150-1200; Middle English: title of dignity
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high and mighty

Conceited, haughty, as in She was too high and mighty to make her own bed. This expression originally alluded to high-born rulers and was being transferred to the merely arrogant by the mid-1600s.
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