to the skies

to the skies

To the highest degree; excessively. Typically used in the phrase "praise (someone or something) to the skies." 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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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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References in classic literature ?
She has seen that the tears are not dry on These cheeks, where the worm never dies, And has come past the stars of the Lion, To point us the path to the skies -- To the Lethean peace of the skies -- Come up, in despite of the Lion, To shine on us with her bright eyes -- Come up, through the lair of the Lion, With love in her luminous eyes.