Значение идиомы holier-than-thou

[holier-than-thou] {adj.} Acting as if you are better than othersin goodness, character, or reverence for God; acting as if morallybetter than other people.

Most people find holier-than-thou actionsin others hard to accept.

After Mr. Howard stopped smoking, he hada holier-than-thou manner toward his friends who still smoked.


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