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set the bar

Meaning: fix the standards acceptable for the task

Example: Don't set the bar so high that it's impossible to achieve anything. Read on

to the nines

Meaning: to perfection

Example: The masked ball was excellent. You should have seen the costumes. Everyone was dressed to the nines. Read on

ride high

Meaning: when someone is very successful

Example: Our team won four college tournaments in a row this year! Why wouldn't the team be riding high! Read on

high roller

Meaning: a wealthy person or company who spends their money in a risky way, often by making risky investments that can offer large rewards

Example: I would never invest money in their company. They are high rollers and I cannot afford that kind of risk. Read on

high up

Meaning: to have an important standing in society

Example: With the way he barked orders at the workers, everyone got the impression that he is high up in the company. Read on

high time

Meaning: to refer to something that is already overdue but must be started immediately

Example: After months of being unemployed, it's high time Paul starts a business of his own rather than keep waiting for paid employment. Read on

come hell or high water

Meaning: come what may

Example: I want to complete this report by today, come hell or high water. Read on

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clean slate

Meaning: to wipe the past out and begin afresh

Example: The criminal has completed his sentence and has come out as a clean slate. Read on

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