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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

High horse

Example 1
Debbie: How was your job interview, Sam?
Sam: The office was nice, but I didn't really try too hard because I'm sure I'm overqualified and the pay isn't great.
Debbie: What do you mean?
Sam: Well, the person who interviewed me was clearly not at my level. I don't want to work for a company where the manager isn't as qualified as I am.
Debbie: Are you kidding me? You haven't worked in over six months and you've gotten into lots of debt! How can you waste any opportunity? You need to get off your high horse and be grateful they invited you in for an interview in the first place.

Example 2
Carly: Is there anything I can do you help with the party?
Lisa: Yes, we need some more ideas for decorations. What do you think?
Carly: Well, I think we should hire a professional party planner. That's what I always do for our parties.
Lisa: Sorry, but that's not an option. We're on a strict budget.
Carly: Well then the party will probably look really shabby and no one will have fun at a party with cheap decorations.
Lisa: I asked you for advice but you're just passing judgement from your high horse. You are not offering any real solutions.

Common ways to use high horse:
be on your/her/his high horse- to act as if you are better than others
get off your/her/his high horse- to stop behaving as if you are better than others (example 1)