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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

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.
See also: dizzy, height

dizzy

mod. stupid; scatterbrained. Who is that dizzy dame?
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