Definition of High horse

1. Noun. An attitude of arrogant superiority. "Get off your high horse and admit you are wrong"

Generic synonyms: Attitude, Mental Attitude

Definition of High horse

1. Noun. (idiomatic) An appearance or sense of smug superiority. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of High Horse

high flier
high flyer
high forceps delivery
high frequency
high frequency current
high frequency deafness
high frequency gravitational wave
high frequency recombination strain
high frequency transduction
high fructose corn syrup
high gear
high ground
high hat
high heels
high hopes
high horse (current term)
high jinks
high jinx
high jump
high jumper
high jumpers
high level language
high level languages
high life
high line
high lip line
high mallow
high mannose oligosaccharide
high memory area

Literary usage of High horse

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1. The Nursery by Fanny P Seaverns, John L. Shorey (Firm (1875)
"ON A high horse. ON a velocipede Harry would ride: Quickly the splendid steed Set him astride. Now for a jolly time ! Now for some sport! Hold on ! ..."

2. Admiral Vernon and the Navy, a Memoir and Vindication: A Memoir and by Douglas Ford (1907)
"... CHAPTER XI Scare of invasion in 1755—France rides the high horse—England's reply—Captain Cockburn's gallant exploits—Hessians again in England — Uniform ..."

3. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"The High and Low Church party. The names of two factions in Swift's tale of Lilliput. (Gulliver'» Travels.) high horse. To be on the high horse or To ride ..."

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