high and mighty

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high and mighty (comparative higher and mightier or more high and mighty, superlative highest and mightiest or most high and mighty)

  1. (idiomatic) Overbearingly arrogant; ostentatiously self-important or self-aggrandizing.
    Ever since she was placed in the gifted program, she's become so high and mighty that no one wants to be near her.



high and mighty pl (plural only)

  1. (idiomatic) A social or economic group wielding undue power, influence or economic clout.
    The high and mighty are to be found at the Fairlawn Country Club on pleasant afternoons.