Definition of Come hell or high water

1. Adverb. In spite of all obstacles. "We'll go to Tibet come hell or high water"




Definition of Come hell or high water

1. Adverb. (idiomatic) Regardless of the hardships. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Come Hell Or High Water

come by
come clean
come close
come down
come down on
come down the pike
come down to
come down to us
come down with
come for
come forth
come forward
come from
come from behind
come full circle
come hell or high water (current term)
come hither
come home
come home to roost
come in
come in for
come in from the cold
come in handy
come into
come into being
come into effect
come into force
come into its own
come near
come of

Literary usage of Come hell or high water

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Best Plays by Burns Mantle, Louis Kronenberger (1899)
"BINGO—come hell or high water! At Mrs. Hunter's suggestion the girls have piled out to the stables to help Gustave. They will hitch up the old nags and go ..."

2. Black Ants and Buddhists: Thinking Critically and Teaching Differently in ...by Mary Cowhey by Mary Cowhey (2006)
"... which will be mailed this afternoon, come hell or high water. That girl is writing a nonfiction piece about how to build fairy houses. ..."

3. Spectrum Management Policy: Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, U.S edited by W. J. Tauzin, E. J. Tauzin (1998)
"We are going to get ours come hell or high water. It is one of those deals where you flip a coin, heads, I win, tails, you lose, and the government makes ..."

4. The Papacy and the Levant, 1204-1571 by Kenneth M. Setton (1978)
"Pope Pius II's determination to go himself overseas on the crusade, come hell or high water, presents one of the nobler pictures of the Quattrocento. ..."

5. Alliance Adrift by Yoichi Funabashi (1999)
"Chapter Six Just in Passing Okinawa Masahide Ota, governor of Okinawa, had sworn to himself that come hell or high water, he wanted to state his case ..."

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