the height of

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the height of

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.

Word by Word Definitions

height play
  1. : the part that rises or extends upward the greatest distance : the highest part : summit

  2. : the most advanced or extreme point of something : zenith

  3. : the distance from the bottom to the top of someone or something standing upright


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up the height of? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!