informal Intoxicated with drugs or alcohol.
- One day I'd be high as a kite, unnaturally happy, but this was always followed by two weeks of staring at my feet.
- I was high as a kite - it was like I'd had a load of drugs.
- After taking a post-gig bow and being cheered from the stage by his adoring public, Elmo unwound in the upstairs bar, still high as a kite following his triumph.
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