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manna from heaven

Fig. unexpected help or comfort. (A biblical reference.) The arrival of the rescue team was like manna from heaven to the injured climber. The offer of a new job just as she had been fired was manna from heaven to Joan.
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manna from heaven

An unexpected aid, advantage, or assistance, as in After all the criticism in the media, that favorable evaluation was like manna from heaven . This expression alludes to the food ( manna) that miraculously appears to feed the Israelites on their journey from Egypt to the Promised Land (Exodus 16:15).
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manna from ˈheaven

something unexpected, for example a gift of money, which comes to help you when you are in difficulties: That cheque for £1 000 from my aunt came like manna from heaven as I had three or four big bills to pay.This phrase comes from the Bible. Manna was the food the Israelites found in the desert.
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