Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. To a very high level: The garbage was piled sky-high.
  • adv. In a lavish or enthusiastic manner: The critics praised the play sky-high.
  • adv. In pieces or to pieces; apart: Sappers blew the bridge sky-high.
  • adj. High up in the air: sky-high trees.
  • adj. Exorbitantly high in cost or value: sky-high prices; sky-high stocks.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Extremely tall
  • adj. excessive, exorbitant
  • adv. To a very high level

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Very high.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • As high as the sky; very high.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. to a very high level
  • adv. (with verb `to blow') destroyed completely; blown apart or to pieces
  • adv. in a lavish or enthusiastic manner

Etymologies

From sky + high. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The thing blew sky-high, which is why the young Mountie found little more than smoldering earth.

    Fall On Your Knees

  • The penthouse thereafter became an object of global attention, and penthouse became a Global English word whose stock rose sky-high.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Hong Kong's sky-high home prices are the highest among those surveyed in a report by research firm Demographia.

    Hong Kong Homes Rank Last in Affordability

  • Well just take comfort that they are still paying and paying not only for their overpriced real estate and sky-high property taxes and association dues but also big bucks to solve that horrendous algae problem in their little lake.

    Wednesday lunch in L.O. (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • Another factor increasing the chances the ICC will turn a profit: Hong Kong's sky-high office rents, which are among the world's highest.

    Skyscraper, Moneymaker

  • But the exciting thing about yesterday was the realization that the potential for each of their projects is sky-high.

    The Changemakers

  • But if a new survey by the New York Times is accurate, the president and some of his policies are significantly less popular with white Americans than with black Americans, and his sky-high ratings among African-Americans make some of his positions appear a bit more popular overall than they actually are.

    But Who's Counting?

  • Though the EU's rescue package has helped ease near-term concerns about a wave of defaults across Europe, concerns about the solvency of the indebted countries remain — whether governments, which are still running sky-high deficits, will be able to push through massive austerity measures for years to come remain.

    U.S. stocks advance even as euro euphoria fades

  • There have been substantial changes in the rules recently -- restrictions on what can be nationalized and sky-high fees.

    Going to the US to get a car

  • There's not much the typical American can do about sky-high unemployment, the massive national debt, or a flat-lining economy.

    Preventing A Third World America: How YOU Can Stop America's Decline

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