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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.
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high, wide, and handsome

expansive and impressive; stylish and carefree in manner. informal
This phrase originated in the USA, and Yankee Slang ( 1932 ) identifies ‘Ride him, Cowboy, high, wide and handsome’ as a shout commonly heard at rodeos.
1990 Times Education Supplement Your eyes are often distracted by high quality displays of work, and the library is high, wide and handsome.
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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, wide, and handsome

mod. happy; carefree. Willy is high, wide, and handsome after his great triumph.
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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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