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English definition of “come hell or high water”

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come hell or high water

informal
If you say that you will do something come hell or high water, you mean that you are determined to do it, despite any difficulties that there might be: I'll get you to the airport by noon, come hell or high water!
Translations of “come hell or high water”
in Chinese (Traditional) 無論有甚麼困難,不管怎樣…
in Chinese (Simplified) 无论有什么困难,不管怎样…
(Definition of come hell or high water from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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