A lost ball in the high weeds - A lost ball in the high weeds is someone who does not know what they are doing, where they are or how to do something.
Come hell or high water - If someone says they'll do something come hell or high water, they mean that nothing will stop them, no matter what happens.
High and dry - If you are left high and dry, you are left alone and given no help at all when you need it.
High and low - If you search high and low, you look everywhere for something or someone.
High and mighty - The high and mighty are the people with authority and power. If a person is high and mighty, they behave in a superior and condescending way.
High as a kite - If someone's as high as a kite, it means they have had too much to drink or are under the influence of drugs.
High on the hog - To live in great comfort with lots of money.
High-handed - If someone is high-handed, they behave arrogantly and pompously.
High-wire act - A high-wire act is a dangerous or risky strategy, plan, task, etc.
In high gear - (USA) If something is in high gear, it is in a quick-paced mode. If someone is in high gear, they are feverishly on the fast track.
In high spirits - If someone is in high spirits, they are in a very good mood or feeling confident about something.
Knee-high to a grasshopper - If something happened when you were knee-high to a grasshopper, it happened when you were a very young child.
Live high off the hog - If you are living high off the hog, you are living lavishly.
Moral high ground - If people have/take/claim/seize, etc, the moral high ground, they claim that their arguments, beliefs, etc, are morally superior to those being put forward by other people.
On your high horse - When someone is on their high horse, they are being inflexible, arrogant and will not make any compromises.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. high, hegh, hey, heh, AS. heáh, hh,; akin to OS. hh, OFries. hag, hach, D. hoog, OHG. hh, G. hoch, Icel. hr, Sw. hög, Dan. höi, Goth. hauhs, and to Icel. haugr, mound, G. hügel, hill, Lith. kaukaras,
Some are scarcely twelve hands high.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
Close beside it is the sea, the ever-changing sea, and between the two is placed the broad high-road.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
It looked like the bed of a lake, with high vertical rocks on the left.
"An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet" by A. Henry Savage Landor
Against the wall, behind the Lady Mary's back, there stood a high chair upon a platform.
"The Fifth Queen Crowned" by Ford Madox Ford
It is five stories high, but the fifth story is invisible from the front because of the high stone wall of the facade.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
The iron furnaces and rolling mills at this place and Duncanville were compelled to shut down on account of the high water.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
Quartz in some cases, as noted above, gives evidence of high temperature origin and therefore of igneous association.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
This was highly satisfactory.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
Turks, high and low, took up the idea with avidity.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
The sun was high by the time they came to the gateway of the castello.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Terror clawed at his stomach as he thought of standing high above the river with nothing to support him.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
Houses surrounded with high walls, trees, or plantations, are rendered unwholesome.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
They mounted so high, so high!
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
Effect of Low and High Temperatures.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
It was one of the earliest lettered stones in Britain, standing originally about twelve feet high.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
The Prince stood on the high gallery under the high windows, and watched with vivid curiosity the bustling scene below.
"Westward with the Prince of Wales" by W. Douglas Newton
High wind, appearance of a storm.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones
It was high time for Annamirl to come.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
On either side rise high green hills.
"Across the Continent by the Lincoln Highway" by Effie Price Gladding
But do not oppose me, if I pay too high a ransom for him!
"The Dramatic Works of G. E. Lessing" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
His shoulder did I hold
Too high that I, o'erbold
Should lean thereon.
"Any Saint" by Francis Thompson
"Why are the stars so high,
There in the velvet sky,
Rolling in rivers by,
Ten thousand years?"
"The Booker Washington Trilogy" by Vachel Lindsay
To the rich towns of Scotland,
The woods and the streams,
High upon a Spanish horse
Saddled for her dreams.
"Baloo Loo For Jenny" by Robert Graves
Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.
"Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou
What says the Lizard,
Swinging high his shining spear? . . .
"Pass along, my lady,
I've known, ye many a year!"
"The Cutty Comes Back " by Cicely Fox Smith
"Traveller, what lies over the hill?
Traveller, tell to me:
Tip-toe-high on the window-sill
Over I cannot see."
"Tell Me" by George MacDonald
Dover High School quarterback Ian Gory is this week's WDEL Male High School Athlete of the Week.
Oxford High's Alexus Malone (34) vs Grenada in girls high school basketball action in Oxford, Miss.
A powerful roller guide ensures high efficiency and makes the gripper highly dynamic, especially for demanding pick and place applications.
Of all the mistakes in my recent past, not high-fiving Taylor Baldwin at the opening of his sculpture show at Land of Tomorrow ranks pretty high.
Net work Beth Rider (5) and Rebecca Day (13) of Graham High School send the ball back to the Bland County side of the net as the Bears' Amber Eaton (1) stands ready on Tuesday evening at the new Graham High gymnasium.
American Legion Auxiliary Howard McCarty Unit #290 of Cambridge has distributed the following college scholarship applications to the guidance offices of Cambridge-Isanti High School and Braham Area High School.
Happe, a 6-foot-1 guard from Reitz High School, poured in a career-high 26 points in the Bearcats' 82-74 victory over visiting Lincoln University (Mo.
In July, three high-ranking officials at the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources were kicked out of their offices and told to work at home, amid questions over a DHHR contract awarded to the high bidder.
Miami — Each cohort of high-school students includes some 35,000 who are high-achieving and low-income—their test scores are in the top 10 percent and their income is in the bottom quarter.
Etymotic's high-end canalphones have clear, incisive highs.
Tanner Ebright (left) of Pickerington High School North (left) and Sam DeRoy of Olentangy Liberty High School go for a header during the Panthers' 4-1 Division I district-final loss Oct 27 at Westerville Central High School.
High tide, high waves at Oak Street Beach.
The TMW water-to-water series offers high efficiency and high capacity with quiet operation.
Offers High Capacity, Innovative Network Services to High Growth Region.
High Plains may be left high and dry .
It has relatively high light yield and high photon absorption (or short radiation length).
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions
X-ray data from RossiXTE and BeppoSAX, providing a simultaneous high-quality description of the whole high-energy spectrum.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
The occasional formation of high density clusters of particles generates locally a highly incompressible ﬂuid, and a typical compression move is therefore very unlikely to succeed.
Phase Behavior of a Simple Model for Membrane Proteins
The oscillations of the Stot, S50 and S100 distributions at high (∼> 4 Jy) and low (∼< 0.1 Jy) ﬂux densities are due to the insuﬃcient statistics (single digit number of sources in these high and low ﬂux density bins) and is not signiﬁcant.
The "Number - Flux Density" Relation for Milliarcsecond Structures in Extragalactic Radio Sources
That is, highly connected elements are restricted to a range of low clusterizations, while lowly connected elements are responsible for the preservation of the high clusterization of the network.
Complex structures in generalized small worlds
As NMR experiments are usually conducted at high temperature, the spin is not described by a pure state, as assumed above, but by a highly mixed state.
A Simple and Convenient Measure of NMR Rotor Fidelity
The relatively high brightness of the arc south of this nebula suggests the presence of high density material also in that direction.
HST study of the LMC compact star forming region N83B
On the other hand, at very high temperature, the spin system will have high energy, randomly oriented spins and hence no net macroscopic magnetization.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
In the SCF results the average interaction energy per segment is normalized to the value at high temperature and thus this quantity approaches zero at high temperature.
Coil-Globule Transition for Regular, Random and Specially Designed Copolymers: Monte Carlo Simulation and Self-Consistent Field Theory
Consider a (not too high momentum) dipole scattering on a high-energy hadron.
Parton Saturation-An Overview
A high density of recurrence points in a diagonal results in a high value of RR.
Nonlinear analysis of bivariate data with cross recurrence plots
Whereas DE T and L are sensitive to fastly and highly ﬂuctuating data, RR measures the probabilities of the occurrence of the same states in spite of these high ﬂuctuations (noisy data).
Nonlinear analysis of bivariate data with cross recurrence plots
This implies that if the vertices i and j are both connected to vertex k in a high-dimensional space, then it is highly unlikely that i and j are directly connected by an edge as well.
Random Geometric Graphs
This is a highly variable condition, as both τcool and vfr decrease with increasing density, so the condition is most stringent at high densities.
The nonlinear development of the thermal instability in the atomic ISM and its interaction with random fluctuations
While the I − K ′ > 3.5 populations in all three cluster ﬁelds are signiﬁcantly detected, it is clear that a large number of ﬁelds would have to be averaged to produce a high precision estimate of the EBL contribution, and the systematic errors in the present estimate may be as high as a factor of 2.
The Submillimeter Properties of Extremely Red Objects