American Idioms and Expressions

On One`s High Horse Idiom

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on one`s high horse
What does on one`s high horse mean?
to be acting as if one is better than others, to be very proud and scornfulHe is always on his high horse and never thinks about other people.

Some Random Idioms
head off (someone)
What does "head off (someone)" mean?
get in front of and stop someone, turn someone backIn the movie the soldiers tried to head off the gang at the mountain pass.
Many hands make light work
What does "Many hands make light work" mean?
a lot of help will make a job seem easy Many hands make light work and having lots of people to help made the job easy.

hang by a thread/hair
What does "hang by a thread/hair" mean?
be in doubt, depend on a very small thingThe outcome of the election was hanging by a thread until late at night.
Tall story
What does "Tall story" mean?
A tall story is one that is untrue and unbelievable.
You can't teach an old dog new tricks.
What does "You can't teach an old dog new tricks." mean?
people become used to their way of doing things and you can't get them to changeYou can't teach an old dog new tricks and my grandfather will never miss drinking a glass of milk before he goes to bed.
die in one's boots
What does "die in one's boots" mean?
to die fightingThe soldiers died in their boots after fighting very hard.
carry a lot of weight with (someone or something)
What does "carry a lot of weight with (someone or something)" mean?
to be very influential with someone or with a group of people The man's education and experience carry a lot of weight in the university.

in unison
What does "in unison" mean?
acting as one, together and at the same timeThe fans cried out in unison when the star player made a goal.
bang
What does "bang" mean?
the act of sexual intercourse
rain cats and dogs
What does "rain cats and dogs" mean?
rain very hard."You can't leave just now! It's raining cats anddogsand you don't have an umbrella or raincoat!"

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