be riding high in the saddle

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be riding high in the saddle

To be feeling self-assured due to a period of success or good fortune. Don's been riding high in the saddle ever since the board approved his proposal.
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be riding high in the saddle

If a person or team is riding high in the saddle, they are experiencing great success and are therefore feeling confident. The Australian cricket team are riding high in the saddle after their first Test victory.
See also: high, riding, saddle