come hell or high water


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come hell or high water

No matter what. In spite of any obstacle. I don't care if I have to drive through a blizzard—we are getting to this wedding come hell or high water!
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come hell or high water

Fig. no matter what happens. (Use hell with caution.) I'll be there tomorrow, come hell or high water. Come hell or high water, I intend to own my own home.
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hell or high water, come

Also, in spite of hell or high water . No matter what difficulty or obstacle, as in I'm going to finish this week, come hell or high water. This colloquial expression, alluding to the destructive forces of hellfire or flood, was first recorded in 1915 but is thought to be older.
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come hell or high water

mainly BRITISH
If something will happen or be done come hell or high water, it will definitely happen or be done even if there are lots of problems. The previously all-male panel will have two female members this year, come hell or high water. They travel 22 miles a day come hell or high water. Compare with go through hell and high water.
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come hell or high water

no matter what difficulties may occur.
1995 Ian Rankin Let It Bleed It was the one appointment he'd known all day he would keep, come hell or high water.
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