the pearly gates

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

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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"Little woman, I'd gamble all the way from Creation to the Day of Judgment; I'd gamble a golden harp against another man's halo; I'd toss for pennies on the front steps of the New Jerusalem or set up a faro layout just outside the Pearly Gates; but I'll be everlastingly damned if I'll gamble on love.
Lucky Bat, Babo (Gabriel Iglesias), Wage (Wanda Sykes) and Ugly Dog (Pitbull) join Moxy on her quest, which leads to the pearly gates of the Institute of Perfection.
Laughter at the Pearly Gates HOW saddened I am to hear of the passing of another one of Knotty Ash's finest.
I'll never make my way to the pearly gates above us
In the finale, foul-mouthed Nan was greeted at the pearly gates by St Peter, played by Billy Connolly.
He falls in love, but is asked to return to the Pearly Gates for judgement.
He told the congregation: "When he gets to heaven, when they choose to let Father Jack through duty free at the pearly gates, they'll have no choice.
MIDLAND biker Andy Dennis has taken a final ride on his beloved Harley Davidson - all the way to the Pearly Gates.
First he's nice to the gays, then he says that unmarried couples are fine, and now he's flung open the pearly gates to our house pets, most of whom haven't even been baptized.
He was one of the coolest dudes in the paddock "I'm sure when John got to the Pearly Gates, he was thankful for everything he had in his life.
At the Pearly Gates she meets Darren a rather half hearted angel of death who agrees to give her five days in which to say goodbye to her family and friends.
Or was he in for a big surprise when he got to the pearly gates?
If heaven existed, what would you like to hear God say to you at the Pearly Gates?
But is having a fake tan, wig and loud jacket a 'must' when passing through the Pearly Gates? That's the question.
I remember the first thing I ever wrote for one of the broadsheets in which I remarked that if I do ever reach the pearly gates, St Peter will probably ask me to give them a clean before I come in.