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sky-high
American English: /ˈˌskaɪ ˈhaɪ/

adverb

  • he kicked the ball sky-high
    mandó la pelota por los aires
    house prices have gone sky-high
    el precio de la vivienda se ha disparado or se ha puesto por las nubes
    Example sentences
    • I see that violent crime is out of control in our cities, snuffing out lives, mangling the limbs of the innocent, raising anxiety levels sky-high.
    • Expert view: His cholesterol levels must be sky-high.
    • Without Arnie, it is highly debatable if today's prize money would be halfway near its current sky-high levels.

adjective

  • prices are sky-high
    los precios están por las nubes or son astronómicos
    he's sky-high on his chances of election (American English)
    cree que tiene la victoria asegurada

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