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," who carried their chins aloft like masters of creation.
He's the only one of these fellows I've tackled who didn't tell me a lot of highfalutin rot they wanted put into the article.
Often he alluded to the opening for an American magazine, "not quite so highfalutin as the Atlantic nor so popular as Harper's."
I stuck to my colors—that's a highfalutin way of putting it—and I've got to pay the penalty.
I couldn't stand for your highfalutin excuses for being—well, never mind—we all get our off days.
The first appears in a Senate debate of 1841; highfalutin in a political speech of the same decade.