move heaven and earth

Definition of move heaven and earth

:to work very hard to do something
  • He vowed that he would move heaven and earth to finish the project on schedule.

Word by Word Definitions

move play
  1. : to go or pass to another place or in a certain direction with a continuous motion

  2. : to proceed toward a certain state or condition

  3. : to become transferred during play

  1. : the act of moving a piece (as in chess)

  2. : the turn of a player to move

  3. : a step taken especially to gain an objective : maneuver

heaven play
  1. : the expanse of space that seems to be over the earth like a dome : firmament

  2. : the dwelling place of the Deity and the blessed dead

  3. : a spiritual state of everlasting communion with God

earth play
  1. : the fragmental material composing part of the surface of the globe

  2. : the sphere of mortal life as distinguished from spheres of spirit life — compare heaven, hell

  3. : areas of land as distinguished from sea and air

  1. : to drive to hiding in the earth

  2. : to draw soil about (plants)

  3. : ground


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