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Difference between Get on one’s high horse and Get on one’s horse

get on one’s high horse—(also: ride one’s high horse) become dignified and formal; assume an arrogant mien:

  • As soon as I said a little slang to her she got on her high horse.

get on one’s horse—(sl.) hurry; start at once:

  • You better get on your horse if you’re going to make that plane.

Note: The expression does not correlate in meaning with the phrase be on the horse—(Drug users) be under the effects of or addicted to heroin:

  • How long have you been on the horse?