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at the height of

At the pinnacle or maximum degree of. Disco was at the height of its popularity in the 1970s.
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the height of (something)

The pinnacle of something; the highest level of something. With three number one hits just this year, the artist is at the height of his success. What the banks did to precipitate the financial crisis was the height of greed.
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have a head for (something)

1. To have the mental ability to do something well. I've always been good at math—I guess I just have a head for numbers.
2. To be able to withstand something. I never had a head for flying before, but I'm getting used to it now that I have to travel so much for work.
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have a head for heights

To be comfortable in very high places; to not be afraid of heights. Jed likes to climb rock walls without a rope, so you can definitely say he has a head for heights.
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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?
See also: dizzy, height

draw (oneself) up to (one's) full height

To stand up straight, often to project confidence or prestige. People would be more apt to take you seriously if you drew yourself up to your full height instead of hunching over all the time.
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rise to (one's) full height

To stand up straight, often to project confidence or prestige. People would be more apt to take you seriously if you rose to your full height instead of hunching over all the time.
See also: full, height, rise

at the height of something

Fig. at the most intense or forceful aspect of something. At the height of his career, Tom was known around the world. At the height of the party, there were 50 people present.
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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.
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draw yourself up/rise to your full ˈheight

stand straight and tall in order to show your determination or high status: When the sales assistant said he couldn’t help her, she drew herself up to her full height and demanded to see the manager.
See also: draw, full, height, rise, up

have a (good) head for ˈheights

be able to stand on a high place without feeling ill or afraid: I won’t go up the church tower with you. I’ve no head for heights.
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