high and mighty

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high and mighty ‎(comparative high and mightier or more high and mighty, superlative high 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.