Being on one's high horse - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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be on (one's) high horse
To be adopting an attitude of moral superiority. My sister was a troublemaker as a teenager, yet she's always on her high horse, lecturing me about everything. That radio host is known for always being on his high horse, despite the fact that everyone knows he's a creep.
be/get on your ˌhigh ˈhorse be annoyed because you think that somebody has not treated you with enough respect: When they suggested that she might have made a mistake, she got on her high horse and asked them how they dared question her ability.