ride tall in the saddle



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ride tall in the saddle

  1. (of a person) To ride a horse in an erect, imposing manner.
  2. (idiomatic, by extension) To act or conduct oneself in a manner that is imposing, impressive, resolute, or manly.
    • 2008 February 27, "Conservative Author Buckley Dead at 82," Associated Press:
      His son noted Buckley had died "with his boots on, after a lifetime of riding pretty tall in the saddle."

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