high-horse

high horse

noun
a haughty attitude or temper; a contemptuous manner.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English

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high horse definition


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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