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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Laughter at the Pearly Gates HOW saddened I am to hear of the passing of another one of Knotty Ash's finest.
IF you toured St James' Park There was someone you would meet Because no visit in the ground Would ever be complete Without meeting Kathleen the tea lady Who's been brewing there for years For managers players and visitors alike She's someone who really cares She's brewed tea for the rich and famous Milburn, Shearer and Keegan To mention just a few She was on friendly terms with all of them And Sir Bobby Robson too Sometimes Kathleen would forget herself And into the boardroom she'd stroll And calmly ask the bosses there Anyone for tea and a roll But now I hear she's passed away She's passed through the Pearly Gates With St Peter and Sir Bobby there Welcoming a well-loved mate Sir Bobby will show her what to do He'll say 'welcome my bonny lass Come in and make me a brew'.
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.
Twas busy at the Pearly Gates with people milling round St Peter and his Doomsday book in which all deeds are found, And one by one he checked them through to see what they had done, Had they lived their lives for others or all for number ONE?
A man stands at the Pearly Gates and the long-bearded Gatekeeper is looking at the man's name in a book and reading his story.
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.
Callee Mawdsley said: "My tattoo is of my dad riding his Honda to the pearly gates.
Whatever sins tenor Joseph Calleja may have committed, all he'll have to do is sing Ingemisco and the Hostias as he did here and St Peter will fling open the pearly gates for him.
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.
Fortunately, God sees dimensions we never notice--until we, like John, arrive at the pearly gates.
I only hope that, if I get through the Pearly Gates, there will be some corner where there will be others arguing happily and drawing on the backs of celestial envelopes.