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dizzying heights

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.
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mod. stupid; scatterbrained. Who is that dizzy dame?
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Dizzyingly brash and consistently overflowing with imagination, Moulin Rouge waved the flag for lavish big budget flamboyance, reinvented the screen musical and served reminder just which half of the Cruise/Kidman split holds the talentcards.
The paintings are dizzyingly various and inventive, packed with surprises that make looking at them a daunting exercise, at first.
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This film veers dizzyingly from raw, bleeding emotions to the vagaries and verbosity of the courtroom.
There are relatively straight paintings, such as his 1986 Portrait of Suzy Krupinski; there are paintings that are relatively straight from the point of view of form but not of content, such as Ordinary Cat, Extraordinary Woman, 1968, which depicts an exotic woman apparently lapping up a pool of vomit puked up by a gray cat; there are paintings that are not straight at all, such as the portrait of Andy Warhol executed in Carson's "Rectal Realism" style (displayed alongside a photograph that's as dizzyingly circular as an M.
The result is Cameron dizzyingly changing his political clothes more often than an excited kid with a full dressing-up box.
The arched windows of Sarducci's restaurant, housed within the depot, provide dizzyingly close views of passing trains.
With a certain misguided brilliance, Christensen has managed to torment certain surface features of classic abstraction into a lurid aberration as dizzyingly frightful/seductive as Yma Sumac's vocalism or Vincente Minnelli's mise-en-scenes.
From the Caravaggio lighting of the intimate scenes to a dizzyingly extended, high-wire rope twirl between the entrapping Earth and the expansive promise of heaven, Salles and Carvalho turn every moment of ``Behind the Sun'' into a sumptuous feast for the eyes.
The tragedy unites them, but each episode, like peeling an onion, reveals a little more of Brenda's past, dizzyingly suggesting just how demented Brenda may or may not be.
This Californian four-piece combines an encyclopaedic pop knowledge with some of the most dizzyingly inventive arrangements, harmonies and melodies you'll hear all year.
The dizzyingly good set perfectly balances old favorites with newer material, including the moving ``American Skin (41 Shots),'' a dramatic, reflective number prompted by the police shooting of Amadou Diallo.
The Melody at Night, With You," Keith Jarrett: He hasn't been away exactly, but this is a welcome return to the jazz charts for this dizzyingly lyrical keyboardist.