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.
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