through hell and high water


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through hell and high water

Through a great number of troubles, difficulties, or obstacles. We've been going through hell and high water to get this proposal pushed through the committee. You and I have been friends together through hell and high water.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

through hell and high water

Fig. through all sorts of severe difficulties. (Use hell with caution.) I came through hell and high water to get to this meeting on time. Why don't you start on time? You'll have to go through hell and high water to accomplish your goal, but it'll be worth it.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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