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the pearly gates

The gates of heaven. The phrase originates from a passage about heaven in the book of Revelation. Sometimes capitalized. When I get to the pearly gates, I want Saint Peter to say, "Now the party can begin!"
See also: gate, pearly

the ˌPearly ˈGates

(humorous) the gates of heaven: What’s going to happen when I get to those Pearly Gates? Have I lead a good life?
See also: Gate, pearly
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I can imagine St Peter at those Pearly Gates splitting his sides with laughter having to contend with both Sir Ken and my father
The Ministry also manages the only Girls Home Pearly Gates Home that caters for young girls who are victims of abuse.
Some of these guys are going around urging parents to shun their gay kids, and now the pope is opening the pearly gates to Fido without even knowing his sexual orientation.
He was one of the coolest dudes in the paddock "I'm sure when John got to the Pearly Gates, he was thankful for everything he had in his life.
At the Pearly Gates she meets Darren a rather half hearted angel of death who agrees to give her five days in which to say goodbye to her family and friends.
Please allow me an afterthought: wouldn't the sight of the pearly gates come as a huge surprise to a deceased diehard atheist?
Anybody who served at HMS Collingwood from its first day in 1940 to the present day, all trades and professions who were behind those Pearly Gates and would like to make another visit to see how things have changed.
Anybody who served at HMS Collingwood from it first day in 1940 to the present day, all trades and professions who were behind those Pearly Gates and would like to make another visit to see how things have changed.
Fortunately, God sees dimensions we never notice--until we, like John, arrive at the pearly gates.
I only hope that, if I get through the Pearly Gates, there will be some corner where there will be others arguing happily and drawing on the backs of celestial envelopes.
I remember the first thing I ever wrote for one of the broadsheets in which I remarked that if I do ever reach the pearly gates, St Peter will probably ask me to give them a clean before I come in.
Snooker has been good to me and I hope that over the years I have been good for snooker" Under-fire snooker player John Higgins, who is facing match-fixing allegations "They were double-glazed" Best-selling writer Fay Weldon's description of the Pearly Gates which she claims to have seen in a near-death experience "The exit poll was right and the swing swung, but not high enough" Entertainer Sir Terry Wogan "Seeing your book made into a bad film is like seeing your children manhandled by marauding Vikings" Best-selling authoress Kathy Lette "Sexiest woman alive?
When the players reached the pearly gates, the Lord was standing there, With the devil in the shadows, waiting for his share, They both knew that these players could command top of the bill, Fifteen minutes after kick-off, it was still 0-0.
He said don't draw Pearly Gates scenes "unless there's a twist," don't draw a tear coming out of something (like the cartoonists who drew a crying NBC peacock for Russert), don't place just-deceased celebrities in heaven just because they're celebrities, and don't do a celebrity obit cartoon unless the person merits one (that leaves out Anna Nicole Smith, he noted by way of example).