...Through the highest of highs and lowest of lows...

Discussion in 'English Only' started by audiolaik, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. audiolaik

    audiolaik Senior Member

    Poland
    Polish
    Hi,

    What does it mean?

    In this business, you can be the greatest person one minute and losing millions the next. Through the highest of highs and lowest of lows, we help each other to be objective about things...

    Is it simillar to ups and downs?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Trinibeens

    Trinibeens Senior Member

    NYC
    U.S. English
    Similar, but not at all the same. "Ups and downs" can include only small differences, or even consist entirely of small differences. "Highest of highs and lowest of lows" uses superlatives to emphasize great differences--the best and the worst.

    It implies something more along these lines: "I stuck with him through the highest of highs and lowest of lows--from his election to the Presidency to his indictment for treason."
     

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