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high and mighty

as if you are more important than other people The members of the club all act high and mighty.
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high and mighty

someone who is high and mighty behaves as if they are more important than other people Ellie's started acting all high and mighty since she got her promotion. (humorous)
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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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He had kept the well-bred High And Mighty, a half-brother to French Guineas winner Vettori, for yesterday's race since he finished fourth at York last month.
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.
If High And Mighty runs we will be better off with him at the weights so we must have a great chance of reversing the form," added Pipe.
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.
High and Mighty, specialist menswear for the tall or big man, offers one reader a pounds 500 make-over
It will be a big challenge for the High and Mighty Coventry Blaze this season but we are sure that the team will be full of confidence after their fantastic achievements of last season.
Yeadon added: "There is no way owners and trainers can track the progress of their former horses and, in the case of High And Mighty, for whatever reason, I believe he ended up going through several hands.
Personal shopping is key to the High and Mighty experience.
DRESSED TO IMPRESS Newcastle Falcons'' rugby players Josh Afu (left) and Tim Ryan helped open the newest High and Mighty clothing store
Steve Metcalf, centre, at the new High and Mighty, with store manager Phil McCall, right, and assistant Paul Worrall