in high cotton

in high cotton

Experiencing success (likened to the image of a field of well-growing cotton plants). I can't believe I got such good grades this semester—I'm really in high cotton now!
See also: cotton, high

in high cotton

 and in tall cotton
Rur. to be doing very well; successful. Jim's in high cotton ever since he got that raise. Tom: How's your sister? Mary: She's in high cotton. Just bought a nice new house. We were in tall cotton until the IRS caught up with us.
See also: cotton, high