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dizzy heights

1. A phrase used to discuss an impressive level of success. "Dizzying heights" can be also be used. Primarily heard in UK. Your company will never reach such dizzy heights if you don't devote your full attention to it.
2. A phrase used to describe a high or extreme degree of something. "Dizzying heights" can be also be used. Primarily heard in UK. Why are our profits now so much lower than the dizzying heights they reached last month?
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dizzy heights

BRITISH or

dizzying heights

COMMON
1. You use dizzy heights or dizzying heights to talk about a very high level of success. She had first known such dizzy heights in the 1960's when she became one of the top exponents of black American music. She was a poor girl propelled to the dizzying heights of fame by a group of powerful agents. Note: This expression is sometimes used ironically to say that someone has not achieved very much at all. After three and a half years, I had reached the dizzy heights of assistant account handler.
2. You use dizzy heights or dizzying heights to talk about a very high amount or level of something. The Dow Jones has scaled the dizzy heights to reach 10,000. The cost of oil imports reached dizzying heights before falling back and rising again in 1990. Note: This expression is sometimes used ironically to say that something is not at a very high level. The meat content of the pie can soar to the dizzy heights of 25 per cent.
See also: dizzy, height

dizzy

mod. stupid; scatterbrained. Who is that dizzy dame?
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He could not lift the lower foot from the iron rail, and he swayed dizzily and trembled.
Treading my days with a fat image in my head dizzily.
Terrible pain burst from all over his body and boiled dizzily in his head.
Other times, as on the dizzily deconstructed "Idiot Mantra," the lyrics unravel into phonetic gibberish, the point being that there is no point.
Trained in accountancy, he brought order into the dizzily expanding Bendix organization, establishing down-to-earth systems of control over inventories, payrolls and other strategic items.
When he had them in his hands and stood dizzily to return them to the ledge at the end of his bed, where he kept his spare shirt and his spoon, Stefan was gone.
Dizzily lifting my head, I triumphantly realize this is the way onto the peak.
Another must-do in German markets is to browse round those candle-driven carved wooden carousels, angels rotating dizzily above the manger, and little wooden men in whose entrails you stick an incense cone so they smoke through their mouths.
His customers knew him and waited in line, Till he caught their eye and this was a sign, He would serve them up in a lively way, Then they went away quite dizzily would say.
Meikleour Beech Hedge is claimed as the world's tallest hedge and rises dizzily to 120ft, while stretching 600ft along the A93 Perth to Blairgowrie road.
Such evocations may include miracles that rely on "gimmicky" optical effects or on the sort of relatively crude materializations of the sacred that one associates with "smoke and mirrors" or with dizzily repeating zoom-ins of a camera on a deity's statue, for the sake of authenticating that deity's spiritual presence.
She stepped into the cab, leaned dizzily forward, towards the silhouetted driver and said: "Childwall Valley Road, just by the Belle Vale shopping centre".
Boston power-pop trio Huxster has a way of digging in deep on its power chords and hooks, creating dizzily catchy rock 'n' roll.
The train crawled dizzily across high trestles spanning ghostly hawsers of water.
I swayed dizzily and threw up all over the counter.