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high

1. noun An extreme or maximum level of something. The high this week will be 80 degrees.
2. noun A state of drug-induced euphoria or intoxication. This stuff will give you a nice, mellow high.
3. noun A state of euphoria or happiness (not induced by drugs, though sometimes likened to such a state). The thrill of seeing the ultra-rare bird was a high I'll never forget. The high of my book tour was soon replaced with the dread of having to start writing the next one.
4. noun A period of general excellence; a pinnacle. A lot of fans think that rock music was at its high in the late '60s. The highs of parenthood make the lows worth it.
5. adjective Describing someone experiencing a state of drug-induced intoxication or euphoria. We got high before the concert. Mom was furious when she found out we were high at the family reunion.

high, wide, and handsome

1. Very impressive. For such a young girl, the extent of her musical knowledge is high, wide, and handsome.
2. Very happy. Johnny's in a bit of a bad mood, but just give him a new toy to play with and he'll be high, wide, and handsome again in no time.
See also: and, handsome

high

1. mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. They went out for the evening to get high, and for no other reason.
2. n. a state of euphoria caused by drugs or alcohol. His life is nothing but one high after another.

high

on/off the hog Slang
In a lavish or extravagant manner: lived high on the hog after getting his inheritance.
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To many people, "high cholesterol" means "heart attack." But it's not that simple.
If HDL is high enough, it may mean your risk is fairly low.
"I've got patients with a total cholesterol in the high 200s, and I won't necessarily put them on drugs," says Sacks.
Most people who have high total cholesterol also have high LDL, not HDL.
"A high LDL may be a prerequisite for coronary heart disease," says Basil Rifkind, a physician at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute in Bethesda, Maryland.
That's because it's not clear whether high triglycerides--or the low HDL that almost always accompanies them--is what raises the risk of heart disease.
More often than not, excess weight or bad genes are responsible for high triglycerides.
Unfortunately, there's a lot of confusion over whether to lower high cholesterol levels in the elderly.
But in the NCEP's system, you count high blood pressure as a risk factor only if it's either 140 or above (the higher number) or 90 or above (the lower number) or if you're taking medication to lower your blood pressure.
And, as with high cholesterol, high blood pressure isn't harmless for older people.
If you have high HDL (60 or over), subtract one from your total.
For example, if your LDL cholesterol is "borderline-high" and you're a 60-year-old with high blood pressure, you should be treated as though you had "high" LDL.
"Diet and exercise are really the front-line treatments for high cholesterol," says Stephen Havas, a physician at the University of Maryland Medical School who serves on the NCEP's coordinating committee.