high flown

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pretentiously eloquent; highly figurative

Red River Settlement is, to use a high-flown expression, an oasis in the desert, and may be likened to a spot upon the moon or a solitary ship upon the ocean. In plain English, it is an isolated settlement on the borders of one of the vast prairies of North America. — R.M. Ballantyne, Hudson Bay, 1850.

lofty, extravagant, refined

It seems to me he makes troubles, by expecting every one else to be as quixotic as himself. He is not likely to find high-flown notions among ordinary business men! — Mrs George de Horne Vaizey, A Houseful of Girls, 1905.

highflown
{a} elevated proud, affected, nice
high-flown
pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals); "high-flown talk of preserving the moral tone of the school"; "a high-sounding dissertation on the means to attain social revolution
high-flown
disapproval High-flown language is very grand, formal, or literary. high-flown language sounds impressive but does not have much real meaning
high-flown Hebrew
high-level Hebrew, sophisticated words in Hebrew, elegant Hebrew rhetoric
high-flown words
eloquent words
highflown
Turgid; extravagant; bombastic; inflated; as, high-flown language
highflown
Elevated; proud
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