the Man Upstairs


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the Man Upstairs

A lighthearted name for the Judeo-Christian god. (Not always capitalized.) I doubt the Man Upstairs will approve of this, but I don't see any other way of getting this project finished. I only worry about what the man upstairs will think of my actions; no one else's opinion really matters.
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the Man Upstairs

God. informal humorous
See also: man, upstairs
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The plumber visits the man upstairs to locate a leaky pipe.
Voters tend to think religious politicians go off and sit in the corner, commune with the man upstairs, and then say: 'Right, I've been told the answer and that's it.
They may think you go off and sit in a corner and commune with the man upstairs and come back and say, 'Right, I've been told the answer'.
The 50-year-old Northridge father will smile and tell the young ones he has a special mission -- to help Santa deliver a few more presents for his boss, the Man Upstairs.
Having HIV means making some changes in the way you live, but you live until the man upstairs says it's your time to go.
This is a big day for us and if the man upstairs is on our side, I think this horse could develop into one who could give Mr [Paul] Nicholls' great white hope (Kauto Star) a scare up the Cheltenham hill.
But it's not entirely clear what such an approach means in practical terms, in a world where people don't routinely converse with the Supreme Being-unless you count Heather McDonald's satiric suggestion in Slate that people should stop donating to religious institutions and attending services in order to show their displeasure to the Man Upstairs.
The roommate told police that he had helped the man upstairs earlier in the day.
I believe the man upstairs will look after me one way or another.
Naturally, the man upstairs was none too pleased by this, and therefore smote mankind with a variety of different dialects so that no one could understand the other in the ensuing babble.
There's only one person who knows that, and that's the man upstairs," Us Magazine quoted her as saying at a Subway in London.
Once they had all the family together they ordered them to lay face down before dragging the man upstairs and ordering him to open the safe.
With his '59 Gibson hollow body, mouth harp and electrified stomp board, his gospel is sly enough to charm the devil, and the hip-shake boogie irresistible enough to get the Man upstairs to come down and share a bottle with him.
To solve the mystery of the man upstairs, the Doctor faces his greatest challenge yet - he must pass himself off as a perfectly normal human being, and share a flat with Craig Owens (James Corden).
I just hope and pray that the man upstairs has got his claret and blue scarf on for the final.