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glory hole

vulgar slang A hole in a bathroom stall through which anonymous sexual acts take place.
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go to (one's) glory

euphemism To die. I'm so sorry to be the one to tell you this, but Grandma went to her glory this morning.
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no guts, no glory

Success does not come without the courage to take risks. I was certainly nervous to start playing again after such a bad injury, but no guts, no glory, right?
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glory days

The most successful time that someone or something has experienced; a past period of better times. My uncle used to play professional baseball, but he suffered a serious injury, and now just likes to relive the glory days of his career. Disco's glory days are far behind us, thank goodness. Back in the glory days, we could sell this place out four nights in a row.
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glory in (something)

To relish or bask in something. Take your pessimism elsewhere because I'm still glorying in my big discovery!
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in (one's) glory

In one's happiest or most fulfilled state when in the midst of a certain activity. Look at John flipping through all this used vinyl. He's in his glory right now. I think my mom was in her glory at the quilt convention. I've never seen her so giddy.
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Glory be!

Inf. an exclamation expressing surprise or shock. (A bit old-fashioned.) Mary: Glory be! Is that what I think it is? Sue: Well, it'sakitten, if that's what you thought. Sally: First a car just missed hitting her, then she fell down on the ice. Mary: Glory be!
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glory in something

Fig. to take great pleasure in something; to revel in something. He just glories in all the attention he is getting. Martha tends to glory in doing things just exactly right.
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in one's glory

Fig. at one's happiest or best. When I go to the beach on vacation, I'm in my glory. Sally is a good teacher. She's in her glory in the classroom.
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send someone to glory

 
1. Fig. to kill someone. One shot sent him to glory. You want me to send you to glory or something?
2. Fig. to officiate at the burial services for someone. The preacher sent him to glory amidst the sobs of his relatives. The preacher probably gets fifty bucks for every stiff he sends to glory.
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in one's glory

At one's best, happiest, or most gratified. For example, She was in her glory playing her first big solo, or In the classroom, this teacher's in his glory. [c. 1800] Also see in one's element.
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in a blaze of glory

If you do something or something happens in a blaze of glory, you do it or it happens in a very successful and impressive way. It would be great to go out in a blaze of glory and I would love to win the championship before I finish. We've reached the point where we need a final burst of publicity in order to reach our target in a blaze of glory!
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crowning glory

1 the best and most notable aspect of something. 2 a person's hair. informal
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go to glory

die or be destroyed.
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in your glory

in a state of extreme joy or exaltation. informal
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bathe/bask in reflected ˈglory

get attention and fame not because of something you have done but through the success of somebody else connected to you: She wasn’t happy to bathe in the reflected glory of her daughter’s success, as she wanted to succeed on her own.
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glory in

v.
To take great pleasure or pride in something; revel in something: The composer gloried in the beauty of his own compositions.
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morning glory

and morning missile
n. a morning erection. Always happy to see the morning glory. Bobby has a morning missile instead of an alarm clock.
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send someone to glory

1. tv. to kill someone. One shot sent him to glory.
2. tv. to officiate at the burial services for someone. The preacher sent him to glory amidst the sobs of six or seven former fans.
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References in classic literature ?
Wine that recalls the glow of spring, Upon the thatch a sudden shower, A gentle scholar in the bower, Where tall bamboos their shadows fling, White clouds in heavens newly clear, And wandering wings through depths of trees, Then pillowed in green shade, he sees A torrent foaming to the mere; Around his dreams the dead leaves fall; Calm as the starred chrysanthemum, He notes the season glories come, And reads the books that never pall.
Yet, might I presume to say so, the gem would make a rare sepulchral lamp, and would display the glories of your lordship's progenitors more truly in the ancestral vault than in the castle hall.
But when posterity should gaze back into the gloom of what was now the present, they would trace the brightness of his footsteps, brightening as meaner glories faded, and confess that a gifted one had passed from his cradle to his tomb with none to recognize him.
Then as to jewelry: in the way of finger-rings, ear-rings, necklaces, and other female glories, nothing within reach of the trapper's means is omitted that can tend to impress the beholder with an idea of the lady's high estate.
Some looked forward to the glories of a banker's daughter's trousseau,--we all understood that our PRICE would be too high for any of the old nobility,--while some even fancied that the happiness of traveling in company was reserved for us before we should be called regularly to enter on the duties of life.
Morning glories are popular among gardeners but unwelcome on farms.
What makes this plant amazing: Gardeners who have grown morning glories to add some color to their garden usually realize their mistake too late: Once you plant one, it's never going away.
Christie has reportedly examined weather patterns connected to aircraft crashes and has suggested that as many as a third of all weather-related crashes could be caused by invisible morning glories.