come hell or high water


used to say that something will definitely happen or be done even though other events or situations might make it difficult
I will be there on time, come hell or high water.

Examples of come hell or high water in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Investors want to know if the team, come hell or high water, will persevere. Drew Silverstein, Rolling Stone, 12 Jan. 2024 So come hell or high water, most Democrats and Republicans — including independents who lean toward those parties — are going to stick with their preferred party. Geoffrey Skelley, ABC News, 31 Oct. 2023 That wasn’t going to happen, come hell or high water. Mesfin Fekadu, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 June 2023

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“Come hell or high water.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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