phrases with adjectives – high

The word ‘high’ as an adjective can mean greater than normal, tall or intoxicated.

  • House prices are high at the moment. (greater than normal)
  • I love climbing high mountains. (tall)
  • I’m still a little high from the anaesthetic. (intoxicated)

Hot tip – The word ‘high’ is pronounced exactly like the word ‘hi’ (informal word for hello). The ‘gh’ is silent, we have many silent letters in English.


Let’s take a look at some common idioms and expressions containing the word ‘high’.

idioms and phrases with adjectives - high idioms and expressions
high idioms and expressions - get off one’s high horse
adjective idioms (high) - high and mighty
adjective idioms (high) - high time
high idioms and expressions - high-five
high idioms and expressions - in for the high jump
adjective idioms (high) - knee-high to a grasshopper
adjective idioms (high) - leave high and dry
adjective idioms (high) - moral high ground
adjective idioms (high) - riding high