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    Default Is this an idiom?

    New to the forum and just wanted to ask a quick question.

    Is the "I got on my high horse" an idiom in the sentence... "I got on my high horse, I said Iím notgoing on those elephants thatís exploitation"

    Additionally, am I right in saying that this is a conditional clause? "
    Please call us on +44(0) 7360036 if you would prefer to take out your adoption over the phone."

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    Default Re: Is this an idiom?

    Quote Originally Posted by isthis21 View Post
    New to the forum and just wanted to ask a quick question.

    Is the "I got on my high horse" an idiom in the sentence... "I got on my high horse, I said I’m notgoing on those elephants that’s exploitation"

    Welcome to the forum.

    If you are looking for an idiom, your first port of call (after Google!) should be to click on the word "Reference" at the top of each page, then click on "Idioms". From there, you can look at them alphabetically, or do a search. If you had, you would have found this: On your high horse - Idiom Definition - UsingEnglish.com

    Your other question is not about idioms so you should start a new thread about the conditional clause within the "Ask A Teacher" section of the forum.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Is this an idiom?

    "I got on my high horse, I said I’m notgoing on those elephants that’s exploitation" Wrong
    "I got on my high horse. I said, 'I'm not going of those elephants - that's exploitation.'" This is one correct rendering of your sentence, but you can't join three sentences with commas or run ons.

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    To get on one's high horse is indeed an idiom, but it is not normally used in the first person because it is pejorative. He got on his high horse means that he began lecturing or talking down to people.

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