at the top of (one's) lungs

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at the top of (one's) lungs

As loudly as one can. I've hardly slept because my infant has been crying at the top of her lungs all night. Sing at the top of your lungs so that the people in the last row of the auditorium can hear you!
See also: lung, of, top

at the top of one's lungs

Also, at the top of one's voice. With an extremely loud voice. For example, The babies in the nursery all were crying at the top of their lungs. The noun top here refers to the greatest degree of volume (that is, loudest) rather than high pitch, a usage dating from the mid-1500s.
See also: lung, of, top

at the top of (one's) lungs

As loudly as one's voice will allow.
See also: lung, of, top
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The laughs of singing at the top of our lungs every day and sharing sweets at every pit stop.
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Drawing from each of their nine albums, the Reid brothers have created their ultimate gig They may make us sing at the top of our lungs but this album will make us think, too.
Over here, we've got our own sports movie lines memorized and compartmentalized, ready for any kind of emergency, to liven up the most boring conversations, to scream at the top of our lungs on most any golf course when appropriate or just meditate on when nothing is going dead, solid perfect.
It was so familiar, so liberating, so pleasurable to sing at the top of our lungs.
When they started singing, we screamed at the top of our lungs just like the audience at the show.
Brad, Jack, myself and my youngest, Eric - too young at age 7 to enter the summer junior lifeguard program - were screaming at the top of our lungs.
We're like the guys on the street corner basically yelling, screaming out at the top of our lungs with bullhorns to come to the festival.
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