Definition of a high old —— in English:

a high old ——

phrase

informal
  • [attributive] Used for emphasis:

    ‘a high old time of it we all had’
    • ‘He fidgets around the sofa, crossing his arms, chewing his lip and wearing a curious smirk that could either mean he's having a high old time or that he's never hated an interview more.’
    • ‘Seventy three years ago today, the good folk of Bishopthorpe would have been getting themselves into a high old state.’
    • ‘Having wound ourselves up into a high old state, this is just what we need.’
    • ‘Despite too much warm white wine, not enough sleep and the traditional conference 'flu, most people in Bournemouth are having a high old time.’