Definition of Pearly Gates in US English:

Pearly Gates

plural noun

informal
  • The gates of heaven.

    ‘I am getting less fond of poems about old age as I near the Pearly Gates’

Origin

With biblical allusion to Revelation 21:21.

Pronunciation

Pearly Gates

/ˈˌpərli ˈɡeɪts//ˈˌpərlē ˈɡāts/