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pearly

slang A person's tooth (usually pluralized). Be sure to brush your pearlies twice a day, or you might end up getting a cavity!

pearly whites

A person's set of teeth. Be sure to brush your pearly whites twice a day, or you might end up getting a cavity!
See also: pearly, white

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

pearly whites

a person's teeth. British informal
See also: pearly, white

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