smell to high heaven

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smell to high heaven

To have a very strong unpleasant scent. Can you take this trash out? It smells to the high heavens. Ugh, something in this refrigerator smells to the high heavens!
See also: heaven, high, smell

smell to (high) heaven

 
1. Go to stink to high heaven.
2. Fig. to give signals that cause suspicion. This deal is messed up. It smells to high heaven. something's wrong here. Somebody blabbed. This setup smells to high heaven.
See also: heaven, smell

smell to heaven

verb
See also: heaven, smell

smell to (high) heaven

1. in. to smell very bad. This kitchen smells to high heaven. What besides garlic are you cooking?
2. in. to give signals that cause suspicion. Something’s wrong here. Somebody blabbed. This setup smells to high heaven.
See also: heaven, high, smell