No use to beat about the bush and pretend to be highfalutin'.
"You're not going to cement it by a tariff or a highfalutin' proclamation," he answered.
There was going to be no shilly-shallying, no highfalutin theorizings.
I felt a chill go over me—the whole business was tricky, stagy; of a piece with the highfalutin talk.
He hated the "highfalutin" bearing of these "furriners," ...