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high horse

An attitude of moral superiority. Typically used in the phrases "get off (one's) high horse" and "on (one's) high horse." My sister needs to get off her high horse and stop lecturing me because I know she was a troublemaker as a teenager! The radio host is known for always being on his high horse, despite the fact that everyone knows he's a creep.
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The 14-hands high horse was lodged between the two partitions and had become extremely agitated.
THE prime minister likes to climb on his moral high horse preaching about racism in sport etc and the lack of democracy in other countries, while at the same time he condones separatism within the UK.
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POOR Zara Phillips has fallen off her high horse again.
The episode being shot today demonstrates that Devlin, despite her predilection for riding the high horse, has some skeletons in her closet as well.
NO sooner has Tony Blair won an election on home ground - albeit with a significantly reduced majority - then hard on the heels of fellow vigilante Bush's mission to Iraq, he goes dashing off on his moral high horse again.
I suspect however Jo Manning will get on her high horse yet again and discuss in great detail how Paula let down our distraught nation after taking a pee.
HOW unlike Ashley Cole to ride into Rome on a high horse berating his fellow Englishmen for staying in their comfort zones and missing out on character-building experiences.
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So before anyone gets up on their high horse over the druggies, maybe they should have a look at their own lifestyles.
And surely after Jason Donovan described his first hit, Nothing Can Divide Us, as "a funny old record - it's not the easiest melody in terms of journeys", it's time for him to get off his high horse.
30am on Tuesday, December 13, someone broke into a house, through a locked rear door, in West High Horse Close, Winlaton, Gateshead.
He has jumped on his high horse and that could cost him dearly because Capello won't be happy at all.
Clucas's letter (ECHO, Jan 2), I'd just like to say: get off your high horse.