holier-than-thou


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holier-than-thou

someone who is holier-than-thou behaves as if they have better morals than other people I can't stand that holier-than-thou attitude that some vegetarians have.

holier-than-thou

mod. superior in piety; condescending. She has such a holier-than-thou attitude.
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She's a product of the BBC's holier-than-thou preaching tribe.
ere is nothing wrong in a bit of naval gazing about the culture, practices and ethics of the press and a more vigorous and vigilant approach from the media in general about stories being obtained through nefarious activity, but what newspaper in the land, including the holier-than-thou Guardian, is going to reject an exclusive story of great public interest - for example allegations of paedophile activities of prominent politicians like the late Cyril Smith - even if obtained by the interception of voice mails?
His refusal to explain why he overruled his assistant, and the holier-than-thou attitude when he waved away Liverpool's protests, did the credibility of referees no favours.
For some it was a chance to simply spit nastiness, for others it was an exercise in being holier-than-thou.
42 128mins 12A WHILE Rush is the real Oscar deal, this holier-than-thou issue movie is a by-numbers love letter to awards committees.
But its holier-than-thou attitude misses two crucial points.
GET HIM TO THE GREEK (15) stars newlywed Russell Brand as Aldous Snow, the British rock star who first appeared, sober, pretentious and holier-than-thou, in Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
heir children are becoming intolerant of other religions, developing a kind of holier-than-thou stance even towards their fellow Muslims," Soyinka said.
If it were me, I would not hesitate for one moment in cashing it in, and jetting off to a sun-kissed island to enjoy the fruits of my good fortune, and neither, I suspect, would many of our holier-than-thou MPs, who as a hatful of recent media stories about their dodgy expense claim would testify, should be the last ones to cry foul, and point any accusing finger towards anyone.
Before you start writing holier-than-thou letters, you should make sure your party is free from blame.
WHILE in London, we were taken to dinner by holier-than-thou friends in their terribly trendy hybrid car which switches from petrol to electric depending on the "green gauge" reading.
This means that, at least till November, we will be spared her saccharine, holier-than-thou, do-gooder, virtuous screeds glorifying her marshmallow existences.
Holier-than-thou university professor Harry Stevenson (Freeman) and wife Esther (Alexander) live in the picture postcard town of Arcadian, Portland.
I'm tired of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, SNAP, and its holier-than-thou, our-cause-is-the-most-important attitude.
there's this holier-than-thou attitude rampant in both cities that, frankly, ends up doing a disservice at both ends.