Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z

Stink to high heaven

stinking with
stink to high heaven
Also, smell to high heaven. Be of very poor quality; also, be suspect or in bad repute. For example, This plan of yours stinks to high heaven, or His financial schemes smell to high heaven; I’m sure they’re dishonest. This expression alludes to something so rank that it can be smelled from a great distance. [ c. 1600 ]


Read Also:

  • Stink trap

    noun 1. another name for stench trap

  • Stinkweed

    noun 1. any of various rank-smelling plants, as the jimson weed. 2. tree of heaven. noun 1. Also called wall mustard. a plant, Diplotaxis muralis, naturalized in Britain and S and central Europe, having pale yellow flowers, cylindrical seed pods, and a disagreeable smell when bruised: family Brassicaceae (crucifers) 2. any of various other ill-smelling […]

  • Stinkwood

    noun 1. any of several trees yielding fetid wood. 2. the wood of any of these trees. noun 1. any of various trees having offensive-smelling wood, esp Ocotea bullata, a southern African lauraceous tree yielding a hard wood used for furniture 2. the heavy durable wood of any of these trees 3. Also called (NZ) […]

  • Stinky

    adjective, stinkier, stinkiest. 1. foul smelling; stinking. 2. Informal. mean-spirited; nasty. adjective -ier, -iest 1. having a foul smell 2. (informal) unpleasant or disgusting 3. (informal) of poor quality; contemptible stink to high heaven

Disclaimer: Stink to high heaven definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.