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high-and-mighty meaning

  "high-and-mighty" in a sentence
  • Adjective: high-and-mighty  hIun'mItee
    1. Offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power
      - autocratic, bossy, dominating, magisterial, peremptory

    See also: domineering


  • [American idiom]
    important and arrogant. (Fixed order.)
    I don't know why Albert is so high-and-mighty. He's no better than the rest of us.
    The boss acts high-and-mighty because he can fire us all.

  • [American slang]
    Fig. self-important and arrogant.
      I don't know why William is so high-and-mighty. He's no better than the rest of us.
      The boss acts high-and-mighty because he can fire us all.

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