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high horse

high horse

Date: Apr 27 2006


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“I got off my high horse [for this movie].”

Orlando Bloom, talking about his role in Elizabethtown.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

conceit or arrogance; the belief that you are better than someone else

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

A person on a high horse is arrogant and refuses to make any compromises. He rides his ego like a great horse, looking down on others around him, thinking he is better than everybody else. A person on a high horse believes he deserves more than others.

In this example, Orlando Bloom is saying that he stopped thinking he was a better actor than others in Hollywood. After his role as Legolas in Lord of the Rings, Orlando Bloom thought that he was too good and too successful to act in less-serious movies. However, he is now off of his high horse and just wants to have fun and act, regardless of how much money he makes or how good the movie seems to critics.


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“Why don’t you get off your high horse and start doing some work!”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

linda-lee high horse means arrogant attitude or position.
by linda-lee
hossein99 to not behave in a way that shows you think you are better than other people
by hossein99
by changge12345
arrogant; domineering; overbearing; brash
by pgshen
by fionafan24@hotmail.com
stop being arogant or self conceited ?
by viera
to try to do best
by yalcinmerve
It means to stop behaving as if you know or are better than anyone else. Or control yourself about your stong personality.
by stelaxidieh
getting more realistic and stop being ambitious
by amirbiglarbeigi
clestrad I think that he means that he is leaving behind his old roles as a good boy in this movie, his role here is going to change.
by clestrad
I stopped behaving as if I was better than the others
by Zully Tabarez
Become humble. Since he's acted in films that made him famous and this doesn't look like one of them, he had to remind himself that every experience has something new to learn.
by Jocelyn
he says he change his limit lower
by ironheart
an attitude of arrogant superiority
by rosie_love
rexliu some way like a very speical life
by rexliu
I think high horse means a mood or an attitude of stubborn arrogance or contempt.
by Yanger
It means people set free his grace to someone and get along with friendly.
by Tina Lin
by ice0027
Parvin A mood or attitude of stubborn arrogance or contempt ( to be so proud)
by Parvin
Leah_ behaving,especially talking,as if one knows best,or more than others.
by Leah_
he enjoyed or had pleasure in having an arrogant attitude in the movie.
by gloria alzate
It means that his role in this movie it isn´t the same as in the other movies, it´s something new and different.
by Antoo_
danhp1 A mood or attitude of stubborn arrogance or contempt Get down off your high horse and apologize.
by danhp1
"high horse"means the job is a challenge for somebody that he don't do such a thing before.
by sunnyjet16
by sc03209

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