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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?
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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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This is a dizzyingly high level that Obama would much rather have from the US public, with whom he struggles to hit a 50% approval rating.
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The otolith is a structure in the inner ear that allows our bodies to orient us to the earth's gravitational field; it is the precariousness of our sense of historical balance today--given the current feeling that, with the right technology, just about anything, people and events, potential pasts, even unfinished artworks, could be "raised from the dead"--that is put dizzyingly into play here.
Self-serving reports like that tend to bias toward the worst-case, but with the national unemployment rate dizzyingly close to 10 percent, this is not the time to risk the loss of any more jobs.
The ad panned dizzyingly from aerial shots of the Angel of the North and a football match via a few arty cityscapes and skipping school kids shots to sweeping panoramas of wind farms, glaciers and finally close-ups of happy farm workers and smiling kids in the Third World.
The classic Omani outfit of trousers, tunic and head covering was once dizzyingly vivid, made up in three colours and contrasting prints that by Western definition didnAEt match.
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God forbid that I should have to cross an open field of grazing spiders to climb a dizzyingly tall haystack.
EVEN IN A TOWN INCREASINGLY dominated by unconventional theater events, Mark Ravenhill's play cycle "Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat" stands out as dizzyingly high concept.
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On a dizzyingly broad array of fronts, in other words, he has pretty much asserted the authority to do anything he wants and to do it without any pesky oversight.
Seating 80,000 people over four dizzyingly high and steep tiers, the ground is more enclosed than that of its great rivals Barcelona.