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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhigh-flownˌhigh-ˈflown adjective  IMPRESShigh-flown language sounds impressive but does not have much real meaning
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high-flownBesides, none of them had any sense of humour and I ruined many a high-flown discussion by making jokes.Such a description might sound high-flown for a small, transitory occasion.Clark never developed high-flown ideas about saving the world.And Jack, her husband, had had some high-flown notion of dedicating the lad to the cause.I should know by now that heavy drinkers are awfully fond of high-flown rationalisations for any brief spell of abstinence.
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