high-and-mighty
high-and-mighty high-and-mighty a. conceited and arrogant; imperious. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • high-and-mighty — {adj.}, {informal} Feeling more important or superior to someone else; too proud of yourself. * /John wasn t invited to the party, because he acted too high and mighty./ * /Mary become high and mighty when she won the prize, and Joan would not go …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • high-and-mighty — {adj.}, {informal} Feeling more important or superior to someone else; too proud of yourself. * /John wasn t invited to the party, because he acted too high and mighty./ * /Mary become high and mighty when she won the prize, and Joan would not go …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • High and mighty — High High, a. [Compar. {Higher}; superl. {Highest}.] [OE. high, hegh, hey, heh, AS. he[ a]h, h?h; akin to OS. h?h, OFries. hag, hach, D. hoog, OHG. h?h, G. hoch, Icel. h?r, Sw. h[ o]g, Dan. h[ o]i, Goth. hauhs, and to Icel. haugr mound, G. h[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • high and mighty — The high and mighty are the people with authority and power. If a person is high and mighty, they behave in a superior and condescending way …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • high and mighty — [adj] haughty, overbearing arrogant, cavalier, cocky*, conceited, contemptuous, disdainful, egotistic, egotistical, highfalutin*, high handed*, hoity toity*, imperious, lofty, lordly, on high horse*, presumptuous, sniffy*, snobbish, snooty*,… …   New thesaurus

  • high and mighty — ► high and mighty informal arrogant. Main Entry: ↑high …   English terms dictionary

  • high and mighty — (informal) SELF IMPORTANT, condescending, patronizing, disdainful, supercilious, superior, snobbish, snobby, haughty, conceited, above oneself; informal stuck up, snooty, hoity toity, la di da, uppity; Brit. informal toffee nosed. → high * * * 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • high and mighty — ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as high and mighty, you disapprove of them because they consider themselves to be very important and are confident that they are always right. I think you re a bit too high and mighty yourself. Syn …   English dictionary

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