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high and mighty

Haughty and scornful. How can you act so high and mighty after all the mistakes you've made?
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high-and-mighty

Fig. self-important and arrogant. I don't know why William is so high-and-mighty. He's no better than the rest of us. The boss acts high-and-mighty because he can fire us all.

high and mighty

Conceited, haughty, as in She was too high and mighty to make her own bed. This expression originally alluded to high-born rulers and was being transferred to the merely arrogant by the mid-1600s.
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high and mighty

1 important and influential. 2 thinking or acting as though you are more important than others; arrogant. informal
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ˌhigh and ˈmighty

(informal) behaving as though you think you are more important than other people: He’s too high and mighty to mix with ordinary people like us!
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It's certainly been an interesting summer for the sport and it's so encouraging that High and Mighty are endorsing the decisions we've made and the plans we have in place, by putting their name to the team for a further season.
Coral: 5 Rainbow High, 6 Darasim, 7 Cover Up, 8 Tender Trap, 11 Caqui d'Or, Riyadh, Royal Rebel, 12 Archduke Ferdinand, Brother Joe, High And Mighty (from 16), 14 Fantasy Hill, Prairie Falcon, 16 Palua, 20 Guard Duty, 25 bar.
Blaze chairman Andy Buxton said: "It really is terrific for the Blaze that High and Mighty have come on board with us this season and we are confident that it's going to be a great relationship.
Gary Coleman, marketing director for High and Mighty International said: "This is very much a new venture for us and one that we think will be tremendous for High and Mighty.
Backed at 66-1 and 50s, High And Mighty went off at 33-1, but classy top-weight Rainbow High spoiled the party.
I've been trying to win this race for five years with patched-up horses and High And Mighty was off for two years with tendon trouble," said Barnett.
The Martin Pipe trained runner is a best priced 6-1 to reverse Ascot Stakes placings with High And Mighty.
Frankie Dettori struck his first blow of the meeting when High And Mighty got the better of Far Cry and outsider Western Chief in the concluding Ascot Stakes.