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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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In high water, I approach most spots by casting upstream or cross-current.
Brand partners will be able to monetize the 'impulse to buy' of millions of consumers who will have an immersive and en-powering viewing experience,” said Ian McQueen, Hell or High Water Producer and President of ISM Entertainment.
Hell and High Water opens at Marsden Mechanics Hall on Saturday, April 23.
High water consumption was also having a negative impact on the environment as it caused marine and air pollution.
While the disastrous 1966 flood, when water levels reached 6 feet-4 inches above sea level, remains the worst in recent Venetian history, officials say high water has become more common in recent years.
Until then, we're waiting in hell for the high water.
The sales represent a high water mark for Greenwich retail properties, reaching $1,000 per square foot for the first time.
Today, one-third of the world's population lives in countries with moderate or high water stress, a fact that leads many experts to proclaim that water may possibly be the primary cause of international tensions and the foremost threat to environmental health in the twenty-first century.
With extremely high water loads and flow controlled dewatering requirements, current single nip arrangements are less viable until further developments are achieved.
The material's main feature is its unusually high water vapor permeability, which in the case of a 15 micrometer thick film amounts to 5,400 grams per square meter per day at 38[degrees]C and 90% relative humidity according to DIN Standard 53122.
Coasts that lie in the bulged area experience high water levels, or high tides.
Thirst can make the high water content of fruit intensely appealing, and the fiber, vitamin C and other nutrients make it a great choice for refueling.
The primary contenders in North America are hydrofluorocarbons HFC-245fa and, to a lesser extent, HFC-134a (usually with high water levels for co-blowing with CO2), as well as the hydrocarbons cyclopentane, n-pentane, and isopentane.
The biggest challenge, however, turned out to be high water.