Definition of at the top of one's lungs in US English:

at the top of one's lungs

phrase

  • As loudly as possible.

    • ‘And we all have the right to hate the president, challenge his ideology or scream at the top of our lungs that his policies are unfair.’
    • ‘All I want to do is yell at the top of my lungs and throttle people.’
    • ‘He made a beeline for James, swearing at the top of his lungs, his face a color purple that made me genuinely fear for James's life.’
    • ‘Take a mental escape by turning up the radio and singing at the top of your lungs.’
    • ‘She began to scream loudly, crying out at the top of her lungs.’
    • ‘The evening ended with him gesticulating and yelling at me at the top of his lungs.’
    • ‘You might as well stand on your desk in the newsroom and announce your burglary at the top of your lungs.’
    • ‘There's nothing like 600 Baptists standing up singing at the top of their lungs.’
    • ‘For the girls' final screen test, Zhang filmed them as they stood in a crowded street screaming whatever came to mind at the top of their lungs.’
    • ‘Yes but you didn't have to scream it at the top of your lungs!’
    • ‘And I just started screaming at the top of my lungs, ‘Everybody out of the building, out of the building.’’