no earthly (something)

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no earthly (something)

No conceivable or practical (something). You had all day, so there's no earthly reason you couldn't have finished this on time! It's very sweet that you bought me a laptop, dear, but I'm 85—I have no earthly use for one of those things!
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no earthly ˈuse, ˈreason, etc.

(informal) used to emphasize that there is no use, reason, etc. at all: There’s no earthly reason why she shouldn’t come with us.
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No earthly word of finality can label the heavenly view.
No earthly tie shall fetter me / I'll be a good believer.
Milton's God is a unique being of absolute goodness, wisdom, and power; no earthly king could claim to be his equal.