at great tension; highly excitable or nervous; edgy:
high-strung nerves; a high-strung person.
also high strung, 1848 in the figurative sense, from high (adj.) + strung. Originally a musical term, with reference to stringed instruments, where it is attested from 1748.
noun 1. the most up-to-date, elegant, or exclusive fashion, especially in clothing.
[hahyt] /haɪt/ adjective 1. Archaic. called or named: Childe Harold was he hight. [hahyt] /haɪt/ noun 1. . [hahyt] /haɪt/ noun 1. extent or distance upward: The balloon stopped rising at a height of 500 feet. 2. distance upward from a given level to a fixed point: the height from the ground to the first […]
noun, British. 1. the table in the dining hall of a college, reserved for senior members of the college and distinguished guests. noun 1. (sometimes capitals) the table, sometimes elevated, in the dining hall of a school, college, etc, at which the principal teachers, fellows, etc, sit
[hahy-teyl] /ˈhaɪˌteɪl/ verb (used without object), Informal. 1. to go away or leave rapidly: Last we saw of him, he was hightailing down the street. Idioms 2. hightail it, hurry; rush; scamper: Hightail it down to the grocery store and buy some bread for lunch. /ˈhaɪˌteɪl/ verb 1. (intransitive) (informal, mainly US & Canadian) to […]