High-stepping

Submitted by Ww Ww on 13.11.2017

High-stepping (English) — An expression that means that one's conduct, manner is full of pride, very spirited, (chin up, chest out)
In a literal sense it refers to dancing (knee high steps often) in humans. Sometimes living a life of extremes and luxury is referred to as high-stepping.
A horse moving with feet lifted high. Trotting and prancing would be examples. The key idea is a height greater than the normal gait, walk.

English, explained by Ww Ww on Mon, 13/11/2017 - 03:03

"High-stepping" in lyrics

<strong>200</strong> yet are those of your race always the most like to gods of all mortal men in beauty and in stature[fn]Aphrodite extenuates her disgrace by claiming that the race of Anchises is almost divine, as is shown in the persons of Ganymedes and Tithonus.[/fn].
Verily wise Zeus carried off golden-haired Ganymedes because of his beauty, to be amongst the Deathless Ones and pour drink for the gods in the house of Zeus —
<strong>205</strong> a wonder to see, — honored by all the immortals as he draws the red nectar from the golden bowl. But grief that could not be soothed filled the heart of Tros; for he knew not whither the heaven-sent whirlwind had caught up his dear son, so that he mourned him always, unceasingly,
<strong>210</strong> until Zeus pitied him and gave him high-stepping horses such as carry the immortals as recompense for his son. These he gave him as a gift. And at the command of Zeus, the Guide, the slayer of Argus, told him all, and how his son would be deathless and unageing, even as the gods.
<strong>215</strong> So when Tros heard these tidings from Zeus, he no longer kept mourning but rejoiced in his heart and rode joyfully with his storm-footed horses.
So also golden-throned Eos rapt away Tithonus who was of your race and like the deathless gods.

Hymns & Music of Ancient Greeks - Hymn To Aphrodite

But when the show's in full swing
Every once in a while
High stepping chorus lines
Mean I'm forgetting
My Lullaby Dear

Roxy Music - Bitter Sweet

But when the show's in full swing
Every once in a while
High stepping chorus lines
Mean I'm forgetting
*Mein lullaby Liebchen

Roxy Music - Bitter Sweet

Then Aphrodite the daughter of Zeus answered him: “Anchises, most glorious of mortal men, take courage and be not too fearful in your heart. You need fear no harm from me [195] nor from the other blessed ones, for you are dear to the gods: and you shall have a dear son who shall reign among the Trojans, and children's children after him, springing up continually. His name shall be Aeneas,3 because I felt awful grief in that I laid me in the bed of a mortal man: [200] yet are those of your race always the most like to gods of all mortal men in beauty and in stature.4

Verily wise Zeus carried off golden-haired Ganymedes because of his beauty, to be amongst the Deathless Ones and pour drink for the gods in the house of Zeus — [205] a wonder to see—,honored by all the immortals as he draws the red nectar from the golden bowl. But grief that could not be soothed filled the heart of Tros; for he knew not whither the heaven-sent whirlwind had caught up his dear son, so that he mourned him always, unceasingly, [210] until Zeus pitied him and gave him high-stepping horses such as carry the immortals as recompense for his son. These he gave him as a gift. And at the command of Zeus, the Guide, the slayer of Argus, told him all, and how his son would be deathless and unageing, even as the gods. [215] So when Tros heard these tidings from Zeus, he no longer kept mourning but rejoiced in his heart and rode joyfully with his storm-footed horses.

So also golden-throned Eos rapt away Tithonus who was of your race and like the deathless gods. [220] And she went to ask the dark-clouded Son of Cronos that he should be deathless and live eternally; and Zeus bowed his head to her prayer and fulfilled her desire. Too simple was queenly Eos: she thought not in her heart to ask youth for him and to strip him of the slough of deadly age. [225] So while he enjoyed the sweet flower of life he lived rapturously with golden-throned Eos, the early-born, by the streams of Ocean, at the ends of the earth; but when the first grey hairs began to ripple from his comely head and noble chin, [230] queenly Eos kept away from his bed, though she cherished him in her house and nourished him with food and ambrosia and gave him rich clothing. But when loathsome old age pressed full upon him, and he could not move nor lift his limbs, [235] this seemed to her in her heart the best counsel: she laid him in a room and put to the shining doors. There he babbles endlessly, and no more has strength at all, such as once he had in his supple limbs.

Homer - Hymn 4 to Aphrodite

Rainy day people always seem to know
When you're feeling blue
High-stepping strutters who land in the gutters
Sometimes need one, too
Take it or leave it, or try to believe it

Gordon Lightfoot - Rainy Day People

Nobody, least of all you

Oh Mary, oh Mary, the stars of the prairie
Still shine on your high-stepping shoes
But those were the days, Mary, those were the days
When you sidestepped the Hollywood blues

Albert Hammond - Mary Hot Lips Arizona