References in classic literature ?
The liberal party said, or rather allowed it to be understood, that religion is only a curb to keep in check the barbarous classes of the people; and Stepan Arkadyevitch could not get through even a short service without his legs aching from standing up, and could never make out what was the object of all the terrible and high-flown language about another world when life might be so very amusing in this world.
The old lady relieves the high-flown benevolence of her husband with a good deal of spirit.
They talk too much and use too high-flown language.