tall in the saddle


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tall in the saddle

Proud, stoic, or august in one's manner or composure. Even after two years of a losing war, the general still rode tall in his saddle before his troops.
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tall in the saddle

AMERICAN
If someone is tall in the saddle, they are confident and successful. The England manager will be riding tall in the saddle as he heads for Europe. The old cowboy of French politics is sitting tall in the saddle again.
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tall in the saddle

mod. proud. (Often with sit.) I’ll still be tall in the saddle when you are experiencing the results of your folly.
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Rugby's George Buss rode tall in the saddle of the bucking bronco.
A GROUP of cyclists are sitting tall in the saddle after a charity ride the length of Ireland.
SITTING tall in the saddle is an old saying that refers positively to one's character.