Ride high is an idiom and it means to be successful at something or to feel good and happy at a certain time.
- They finished their final exams and were riding high thinking about their summer holidays ahead.
- Their success in the trials had them riding high and excited for the main competition.
- After the proposal, the newly engaged couple were riding high. They couldn’t wait to tell their friends and family.
- I’ve been riding high ever since I got the promotion in work.
- The football team is riding high this year, they have won every home game and are certain to win the championship.
Here is a dialogue with the idiom ride high:
Harvey: Do you have any updates for me? We need to know where we stand in the polls if we want to win this election.
Mike: I do, they have counted the votes and are double checking everything before the results are released to the press.
Harvey: Were you given any indication as to where we stand?
Mike: Yes, they said we are riding high in the pools and that it looks like a guarantee win for our party.
Harvey: Well done, you have done a great job and deserve to celebrate this victory.
Mike: Thank you sir. I’m so thrilled, I’m riding high myself![/blockquote]