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Sanctimonious; maintaining an obnoxious air of moral superiority or condescension. (Usually used before a noun, especially "attitude.") While he makes good points, his holier-than-thou attitude is not likely to win him many allies.
If you describe someone as holier-than-thou, you mean that they seem to believe that they have better moral qualities than anyone else. He has always sounded holier-than-thou. I'm not going to be all holier-than-thou about this.
mod. superior in piety; condescending. She has such a holier-than-thou attitude.
Take it down a thou(sand)!
in. Cool down!; Calm down!; Quiet down! You are wild! Take it down a thou and let’s try again to talk this out.
Take it down a thou!verb
n. one thousand. I managed to get a couple of thou from the bank, but I need a little more than that.