Once when someone was talking about someone else's high stature, I heard he said a sentence; I immediately took a note and wrote it inside of a paper, but whereas he was a non native person for a long time I had some questions in this respect; He said:
- ...; he is a man of high stature.
1) My first question is that whether this sentence is idiomatic and natural to you or it doesn't?
2) The second question is that if it is possible to omit the bold part "a man" in the manner that the sentence would sound natural again or not?
3) Can this sentence be interpreted as "He is a great man"; I mean if these two mean the same or not?