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In this lesson, you can learn expressions with “high” which are applicable in everyday situations and add them to your vocabulary.

Be/get on your high horse

Meaning: to show that you feel superior in a bad way.

  • Although he doesn’t know much about cooking, Peter always gets on his high horse and complains about the chef’s incompetence.


High and dry

Meaning: to leave someone in an unsettled or difficult situation.

  • It’s not fair! They got out of the deal and left us high and dry.


As high as a kite

Meaning: feel excited because of too much alcohol or drug intake.

  • The last time I saw Gary he was coming from a party, as high as a kite.


It’s high time

Meaning: used to say that you expect someone to do something soon.

  • It’s high time you brought my newspaper. I thought you got lost!


Smell to high heaven

Meaning: strong or unpleasant smell.

  • What is it you’re cooking? It smells to high heaven!


Of a high order

Meaning: of high quality or degree.

  • The position in the newspaper advert requires Academic English skills of a high order.
 Expressions with "High"
Expressions with “High”

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