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praise (someone or something) to the skies

To heap lavish or excessive amounts of praise on someone or something. All the film critics have been praising her performance to the skies, but I thought it was a bit wooden, to be honest. Your previous boss praised you to the skies in his letter of recommendation, so we have high hopes for you here.
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praise someone or something to the skies

Fig. to give someone or something much praise. He wasn't very good, but his friends praised him to the skies. They liked your pie. Everyone praised it to the skies.
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praise to the skies

Commend lavishly or excessively, as in The critics praised the new soprano to the skies. This expression, alluding to lofty praise, was in the 1600s put as extol to the skies but acquired its present form in the early 1800s. Also see sing one's praises.
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to the skies

very highly; enthusiastically.
1989 Gay Daly Pre-Raphaelites in Love Gabriel wrote to his little sister praising Lizzie to the skies.
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praise somebody/something to the ˈskies

praise somebody/something very much; say somebody/something is very good, beautiful, etc: She’s always praising you to the skies: she says she’s never had such a good assistant before. OPPOSITE: not have a good word to say for/about somebody/something
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By most accounts, Clear Skies would prevent more deaths than any environmental regulation since 1997 at a cost of about $6 billion a year to the utility industry.
Its mission is to preserve and protect the nighttime environment and the dark skies through quality outdoor lighting as artificial lighting threatens to destroy views of the sky.
New Skies was selected for its ability to offer comprehensive C- and Ku-band satellite coverage -- spanning the Americas, the Atlantic Ocean Region, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia -- while offering the capability to expand services across its global satellite fleet.
New Skies has provided the International Federation with Ku-band satellite capacity on its NSS-7 West Africa beam, which will then be turned-around at New Skies' Washington Mediaport for distribution on NSS-7's North America and Europe beams.
New Skies believes that all forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions when made; however New Skies cautions that it is impossible to predict actual results or outcomes or the effects of risks, uncertainties or other factors on anticipated results or outcomes and that, accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on these statements.
For the twelve months ended September 30, 2005, New Skies generated revenues of US$ 232.
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As the company's primary European gateway to NSS-6, New Skies will be able to use the facility to offer existing and potential customers throughout Europe high-powered and complete coverage of the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and Australia.
With a rare flexibility and customer-first approach, New Skies has enabled us to move forward with the confidence of having in place well in advance the resources to fulfill the exacting needs of our member broadcasters and their diverse audiences.
Dan Goldberg, chief executive officer of New Skies, said: "I am very pleased with the execution and completion of the share repurchase program, an initiative that underscores our confidence in the strength of our business and our prospects going forward.
New Skies will seek authorization at its upcoming Annual General Meeting of Shareholders to cancel the treasury shares.
By deploying its newest, largest, and most powerful satellite to an established orbital location in the Indian Ocean region, New Skies will ensure it can continue to meet the current and future needs of its many customers throughout India, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa as well as capitalize on the region's strong projected growth.