be riding high

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of be riding high

informal
1 :to be very happy and excited
  • She's riding high after her recent win.
2 :to be very successful
  • The company's stock was riding high after the merger.

Word by Word Definitions

riding play
  1. : the action or state of one that rides

  1. : used for or when riding

  2. : operated by a rider

  1. : one of the three administrative jurisdictions into which Yorkshire, England, was formerly divided

  2. : an administrative jurisdiction or electoral district in a British dominion (such as Canada)

high play
  1. : rising or extending upward a great distance : taller than average, usual, or expected

  2. : having a specified height or elevation : tall

  3. : situated or passing above the normal level, surface, base of measurement, or elevation

  1. : at or to a high place, altitude, level, or degree

  2. : well, luxuriously

  1. : an elevated place or region: such as

  2. : hill, knoll

  3. : the space overhead : sky


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