the Pearly Gates

plural noun

Definition of the Pearly Gates

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

Word by Word Definitions

pearly play
  1. : resembling, containing, or adorned with pearls or mother-of-pearl

  2. : highly precious


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