Ever given or received The High Hat? I am not talking about part of a drum kit. This week's old timey word refers to treating someone in a snobby or condescending manner. When someone ignores you or generally snubs you, you have just received the "high hat." I first heard this term used by comedian Artie Lang.
Apparently, Artie had introduced himself to David for the first time and received a very cold response. Artie said that David had given him "the high hat." A little research shed some light on the origins of the phrase. It seems that it originally referred to someone from the upper class who may wear a tall hat and look down his nose at the lower class.
As usual, I found some great images while searching.