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[skahy-hahy] /ˈskaɪˈhaɪ/
adverb, adjective
very high:
Costs have gone sky-high since the war.
Origin of sky-high
1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for sky-high
  • They tended to join the great housing-market party late, when prices were already sky-high.
  • The figures aren't particularly surprising, given the sky-high price of real estate around those campuses.
  • But also to ensure that the labor market was not glutted with low-skilled workers that would shoot unemployment sky-high.
  • The sky-high prices threaten to exclude from the farmers' market anyone who isn't a hedge fund manager.
  • Soar from the sky-high canyon rim to the twisting depths of the canyon, courtesy of our six-story-high screen.
  • See spectacular sky-high views of your next destination without an airplane.
  • And you know what happens with sky-high expectations.
  • Many countries are making a mint from commodities such as oil, copper and gold thanks to sky-high prices.
  • But opinion polls suggest that he remains a popular president, though his once sky-high approval ratings have fallen.
  • Tempting as it is to gawp at the sky-high tuition fees, price can be a red herring.
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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