Definition of to the skies in US English:

to the skies


  • Very highly; enthusiastically.

    ‘he wrote to his sister praising Lizzie to the skies’
    • ‘Everybody was praising young Michael to the skies, even though he missed a hat-trick in the first half!’
    • ‘NATO as we know it is dead, and we have no idea what will follow - so we praise it to the skies.’
    • ‘We're going to write lots of articles praising him to the skies.’
    • ‘This commission will be praised to the skies in the Human Rights Commission and laughed at in the families of New Zealand.’
    • ‘She hated them at times, and once she had praised their names to the skies for letting her live again.’
    • ‘Ishan has spent the good part of half an hour praising Matt to the skies.’
    • ‘From the beginning Brookmyre seems to have been praised to the skies.’
    • ‘Of course, it helped that the older man spent most of his time praising Ryan to the skies.’
    • ‘This, after all, is the man who can praise public service workers to the skies and then, almost in the next breath, dismiss them as wreckers.’
    • ‘Both films were praised to the skies; and indeed, they are very accomplished.’
    effusively, profusely, very highly, very enthusiastically, unreservedly, without reserve, ardently, fervently
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