the pearly gates

the pearly gates

  (humorous)
the entrance to heaven, where some people believe you go when you die I'll meet you at the pearly gates and we can compare notes.
See also: gate, pearly
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Twas busy at the Pearly Gates with people milling round St Peter and his Doomsday book in which all deeds are found, And one by one he checked them through to see what they had done, Had they lived their lives for others or all for number ONE?
Sir Michael Caine reckons he'll get through the pearly gates of heaven.
MIDLAND biker Andy Dennis has taken a final ride on his beloved Harley Davidson - all the way to the Pearly Gates.
All they will receive is rejection at the pearly gates.
First he's nice to the gays, then he says that unmarried couples are fine, and now he's flung open the pearly gates to our house pets, most of whom haven't even been baptized.
Callee Mawdsley said: "My tattoo is of my dad riding his Honda to the pearly gates.
Whatever sins tenor Joseph Calleja may have committed, all he'll have to do is sing Ingemisco and the Hostias as he did here and St Peter will fling open the pearly gates for him.
Warren Beatty objects to being taken to the Pearly Gates so early in life in a well-judged remake of the Hollywood fantasy Here Comes Mr Jordan.
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.
They reached the Pearly Gates and St Peter escorted them inside.
Nobody died; they entered Abraham's bosom, arrived at the Pearly Gates or were called to Glory.
If she gets to the pearly gates, Margaret Thatcher will not wait for an invitation to enter.
It broke my heart to lose you, but one day I'll be with you again, I'll meet you at the Pearly Gates.
Fortunately, God sees dimensions we never notice--until we, like John, arrive at the pearly gates.