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from on high

Definition of from on high in English:

From remote high authority or heaven: central government programmes coming down from on high
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  • Nick's work with the homeless and the long-term unemployed, has won him recognition from on high, and I'm not just talking about the heavens.
  • The inclusion of developing countries in a meeting of advanced industrialised countries reflects an awareness that elitist decisions cannot be imposed from on high without the cooperation of those whose interests they will affect.
  • In the past decade, however, strategy and policy have increasingly been handed down from on high, with governors being required to implement such policy with no regard for their concerns over the dangers such implementation may pose.
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