the height of

idiom

used to say that something is an extreme example of something
It was the height of stupidity to quit the team.
Long skirts are now the height of fashion.

Examples of the height of in a Sentence

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“The height of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20height%20of. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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