manna from heaven


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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

something very good that you did not expect Employees are enjoying manna from heaven in the form of year-end bonuses.
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manna from heaven

something that you need which you get when you are not expecting to get it
Usage notes: In the Bible, manna was a type of bread which God gave to the Israelites when they needed food.
I had been unemployed for two years, so when somebody phoned me up and offered me a permanent job it was like manna from heaven.
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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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The introduction of the smoking ban in England last Sunday proved manna from heaven for Rainbow Safety, a manufacturer of No Smoking signs.
This bread Jesus offers is also bread for which we who believe do not labor, living bread that comes to us as miraculously as manna from heaven and sustains us on our journey.
Just the idea of information exploding from the sky, like manna from heaven, has a mythical side.
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To the people of Dallas, where he is the sixth superintendent in a tumultuous five years, this tried-and-true Texan and former state education commissioner is like manna from heaven.
At the end of their presentation, members of the audience gave heartfelt messages of support, which fell like manna from heaven for the young people who had suffered so much.
While it may not have been manna from heaven, for Windows bashers, it was clearly a welcome sight, a sure sign that Linux has hit the big time.
Discovery is manna from heaven for the researcher, and any little tidbit simply increases the appetite for more.
They were delicious even without a garnish, and I savored each bite of bean as if it were manna from heaven.
If something happened to you and people said they were going to call the NAACP, it was like manna from heaven.
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As they rebound, pinball like, from burger bar to chip shop to pizza house, the news that the EU has ruled that benefits are appropriate for these people must be like manna from heaven, or Brussels in this case.
I would expect the money to flow as manna from heaven.