American Idioms and Expressions

Act High And Mighty Idiom

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act high and mighty
What does act high and mighty mean?
to act proud and powerfulThe woman always acts high and mighty and nobody likes her.
act high and mighty
What does act high and mighty mean?
to act proud and powerful The woman always acts high and mighty and nobody likes her.

act high-and-mighty
What does act high-and-mighty mean?
to act proud and powerful (this idiom is almost almost always used in a negative way) Our boss always acts high-and-mighty when he is at a meeting.
Our friend always acts high-and-mighty when we meet her. We do not like it.


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stones
What does "stones" mean?
guts; verve; courage
cap and gown
What does "cap and gown" mean?
the academic cap and the gown that is worn during graduation ceremonies Everybody was wearing their cap and gown for the university graduation ceremonies.

have the inside track
What does "have the inside track" mean?
have an advantage (if you have the inside track in running a race you have an advantage) have an advantage (if you have the inside track in running a race you have an advantage)I had the inside track when I applied for the job at the bank.
by the way
What does "by the way" mean?
incidentally"By the way, could you please bring your computer tomorrow."
slip through (someone's) fingers
What does "slip through (someone's) fingers" mean?
to get away from someone, to lose track of someone or something The job opportunity slipped through my fingers which was very disappointing.
The sales receipts slipped through my fingers and I could not find them.

fair and impartial
What does "fair and impartial" mean?
a fair and unbiased look at somethingThe judge made a fair and impartial decision in the case against the small store.
blow up (something) or blow (something) up
What does "blow up (something) or blow (something) up" mean?
to inflate something, to fill something with air The little boy likes to blow up balloons.

school of hard knocks
What does "school of hard knocks" mean?
the ordinary experience of learning from work and daily life The girl left school early and began to learn about life in the school of hard knocks.

Wag the dog
What does "Wag the dog" mean?
To 'wag the dog' means to purposely divert attention from what would otherwise be of greater importance, to something else of lesser significance. By doing so, the lesser-significant event is catapulted into the limelight, drowning proper attention to what was originally the more important issue.The expression comes from the saying that 'a dog is smarter than its tail', but if the tail were smarter, then the tail would 'wag the dog'. The expression 'wag the dog' was elaborately used as theme of
on board
What does "on board" mean?
to be on a ship/plane or similar form of transportationWe got on board the airplane just before they closed the doors.
One swallow does not make a summer
What does "One swallow does not make a summer" mean?
This means that one good or positive event does not mean that everything is all right.

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