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pearly

slang A person's tooth (usually pluralized). Be sure to brush your pearlies twice a day, or you might end up getting a cavity!

pearly whites

A person's set of teeth. Be sure to brush your pearly whites twice a day, or you might end up getting a cavity!
See also: pearly, white

the pearly gates

The gates of heaven. The phrase originates from a passage about heaven in the book of Revelation. Sometimes capitalized. When I get to the pearly gates, I want Saint Peter to say, "Now the party can begin!"
See also: gate, pearly

pearly whites

a person's teeth. British informal
See also: pearly, white

the ˌPearly ˈGates

(humorous) the gates of heaven: What’s going to happen when I get to those Pearly Gates? Have I lead a good life?
See also: Gate, pearly
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00 at Haydock) handles testing conditions well and Pearly Prince looks the type who might be at his best lobbing around at a slower pace than he has encountered on artificial surfaces.
She leaves her children, Stephen Griggs of AZ, Lynda Leighton of NH, Lisa Slagle of CT, Lori Gjika of AZ, Leslie Griggs; 11 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren; a brother, Pearly Greenleaf, Jr.
After uncovering his Pearly heritage on his mother's side of the family, he became a Pearly prince at the age of seven.
On the palate it is earthy, smoky and pearly, underscored by the vibrant warmth of peppery spice," said Chef de Cave Richard Geoffroy.
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He had a pearly knees-up and a pearly princess told him: "I thought you were dead.
2 The retro look of Dynamic Furniture's dresser is offset by its splendid Pearly Satin finish / 3 Featuring turn keys at the shaft and shade, Ott-Lite's Dawson table lamp looks vintage but acts in a totally modern fashion.
At CB Richard Ellis breakfast forum last Friday, New York region chairman John Powers predicted continued strength in the city's commercial real estate market, but guest speaker, Alan Greenspan, tempered pearly predications by warning of ominous trends relating to energy prices that could have a profound impact on the economy.
Red Vegetables--a blend of tomatoes, carrots, red pepper with pearly onions and black olives, seasoned with aromatic basil.
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The wall with the scarves mimicked abstract painting without, however, actually becoming abstract; on the other wall, the black-and-white fashion photos had a pearly tinge--an effect inspired by what sometimes happens when black-and-white photos are copied on a color copy machine.
Thought minty-fresh breath and a long life for your pearly whites were the best reasons to brush and floss regularly?