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[skahy-hahy] /ˈskaɪˈhaɪ/
adverb, adjective
very high:
Costs have gone sky-high since the war.
Origin of sky-high
First recorded in 1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Certain high Chinamen in the hongs—the trade-houses—bowed low in a most respectful way to sky-high, their manner very noticeable.

    Little Sky-High Hezekiah Butterworth
  • Even the summits of the peaks are visited by this sky-high dweller.

    Your National Parks Enos A. Mills
  • I know that, if you really mean to go through with this plan of quitting me, it's going to knock me sky-high.

    The Eddy Clarence L. Cullen
  • sky-high went to the door of the governor's room and knocked.

    Little Sky-High Hezekiah Butterworth
  • sky-high, I dreamed that you were a wang and had lived in a palace.

    Little Sky-High Hezekiah Butterworth
British Dictionary definitions for sky-high


adjective, adverb
at or to an unprecedented or excessive level: prices rocketed sky-high
high into the air
blow sky-high, to destroy completely
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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