highfalutin


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characterized by an exaggerated show of dignity or self-importance

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It's not all highfalutin information or too difficult to appreciate - and it's not secret.
There's no highfalutin, grandiose, hidden agenda here", he told journalists traveling with him Nov 23.
Her slicked back elevated ponytail gave her a fierce aura as she wowed the highfalutin crowd.
For nine seasons, starting back in 1962 and running until 1971, the Clampetts struggled to settle in to their new swanky environment, baffled by the highfalutin ways of what granny called 'the city folk'.
While the claim to have merged art and life is a perennial and universal cliche, it rarely holds water, functioning more often as a highfalutin excuse for doing nothing much.
Every line is freighted with cleverness, and many with highfalutin intellectual content and references.
If we don't see that modernizing spirit throughout--Shaw reworking a staid comic format--all the highfalutin wit and chitter-chatter about revolution and reform (and there's a lot of it) feels tacked on and arbitrary.
Ministers should spend less time coming down here for photo opportunities and repeating highfalutin promises and more time ensuring what they ve already promised is actually delivered and quickly.
THE 'Case for Culture' article by David Whetstone in Friday's Journal used plenty of highfalutin quotes such as: "The Case for Culture will establish the credibility, expertise and significance of the cultural sector to the economic life, health and wellbeing of the whole of the North East.
That may sound too highfalutin for kids, but I guarantee even the very young will be swept up by such a charming, colourful tale.
We don't believe that design is highfalutin," Nixon said.
Highfalutin rubbish for telling us Kilkenny was going for a scan.
Democratization of the party, which, shorn of all its highfalutin effect, means not grovelling before The Family in the Congress, is one of those aspects close to the heart of the Amethi MP.
But lest this description make the whole thing sound too highfalutin or allusively "postmodern," rest assured that Lundgrens tricky Trude is his own creation, and that Norberg's dispirited search proves consistently moving and compelling.