to high heaven

idiom

informal
: very much, very badly, etc.
The kids were laughing and screaming to high heaven.
This whole situation stinks to high heaven.

Examples of to high heaven in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web No doubt Trump’s fans, sucking up the distortions fed to the faithful, will whine to high heaven about how their hero was railroaded. Letters To The Editor, Orange County Register, 13 June 2024 Fearless fashion ambassador Hunter Schafer has already wriggled into the striking, sculptural pannier dresses and Kendall Jenner arrived cinched to high heaven at the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party. Alice Newbold, Vogue, 12 Mar. 2024 Beloved by celebrity stylists and anointed by It girls, the fashion designer’s eponymous label produces unmistakable garments—corseted, dripping with jewels, snatched to high heaven—that have also become, as of the last year, inescapable. Jake Smith, Glamour, 13 Sep. 2023 This stinks to high heaven and is retaliatory and vindictive. Jolie Lash, ABC News, 22 June 2023 Only with this horror realized does the lighter finally burst into flame, and the capitol blows to high heaven as Joel and Ellie make their escape. Lauren Puckett-Pope, ELLE, 23 Jan. 2023 The stuff stank to high heaven. Richard Russo, The Atlantic, 9 Mar. 2022 Housebound Americans are buying more air fresheners, scented candles and pungent cleaners to overcome one of humanity’s deep social fears—that visitors will think their abodes stink to high heaven. Sharon Terlep, WSJ, 5 Jan. 2022 Meanwhile, those rookie QBs have largely stunk to high heaven, though the Jets' Zach Wilson and Chicago Bears' Justin Fields both notched wins Sunday. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, 4 Oct. 2021

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“To high heaven.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/to%20high%20heaven. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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