the Pearly Gates

plural noun

informal + humorous
: a pair of gates thought of as the place through which people enter heaven when they die

Examples of the Pearly Gates in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The conversation at the Pearly Gates just went next-level, folks. Jon Wilner, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 May 2024 No one south of the Pearly Gates knows which of these guys will succeed as pros. Nick Canepa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Apr. 2024 After going to hell and back (literally) during his last album cycle, rapper and pop provocateur Lil Nas X is ready to walk through the Pearly Gates. Stephen Daw, Billboard, 3 Sep. 2019

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“The Pearly Gates.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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