Значение идиомы on one’s high horse

[on one’s high horse] {adj. phr.}, {informal} 1. Acting as if youare better than others; being very proud and scornful.

Martha waschairman of the picnic committee, and at the picnic she was on herhigh horse, telling everyone what to do.

Mrs. Jones asked to see aless expensive hat. The salesgirl got up on her high horse and saidthe shop did not sell cheap merchandise.

2. Refusing to be friendlybecause you are angry; in a bad temper.

Joe was on his high horsebecause he felt Mary wasn’t giving him enough attention.

Contrast:OFF ONE’S HIGH HORSE.


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