One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1That rides or travels high in the sky, water, etc.
2Of a (motor) vehicle: that sits high off the ground; that is a high rider.
3Arrogant; overbearing, superior. Compare to mount (also ride) the high horse.
4Successful; high-flying. Compare to ride high.
Mid 18th century. From high + either riding or riding, present participle of ride.
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