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the promised land

A place, destination, or goal eagerly sought under the belief that it will bring success, happiness, or fulfilment. The phrase comes from the Biblical description of Canaan, the land promised to the Israelites. You gotta move out West, dude. It's the promised land out here. We close this deal and we reach the promised land, partner.
See also: land, promise

the promised ˈland

a place or situation in which people expect to find happiness, wealth, freedom etc: For millions of people in Europe, the USA was seen as the promised land.The Prime Minister’s speech seemed to suggest that we had already reached the promised land.This expression comes from the Bible and refers to the land that God promised the Israelites.
See also: land, promise
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Although extremely rudimentary, this three-pronged approach is not improbable and brings us to the conclusion that the Promised Land is nothing other than the human being transfigured in the image of a humanity constantly being challenged and never complete.
Because there were a number of "severe coincidences" that occurred on or about the same time while the ongoing talks/negotiations on the proposal to give out of a part of Israel's Promised Lands were in progress.
We have wandered round women bishops legislation for many, many years, we are now approaching the promised land and it is exciting.
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He said: "We are taking on the Promised Land so it will be end of January, the start of February - we haven't got a date yet.
In Promised Land, the man widi the fat cheque book is Steve Buder (Matt Damon), who travels from town to town widi colleague Sue Thomason (Frances McDormand) persuading cash-strapped communities to sign lucrative leases that grant dieir energy company die right to drill for natural gas.
Rosemarie Dewitt as Alice and Matt Damon as Steve Butler in Promised Land called My Words, My Lies - My Love (2009).
Promised Land explores all the pros and cons of fracking, an issue with gray areas, without anyone clearly wearing the black hats.
Promised Land, an anti-fracking film written and produced by Hollywood stars Matt Damon and John Krasinski is part financed by Image Nation Abu Dhabi, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media which is owned by the government of Abu Dhabi.
I would take my mental flight by Egypt, and I would watch God's children in their magnificent trek from the dark dungeons of Egypt through, or rather across the Red Sea, through the wilderness on toward the Promised Land.
4 Windsor Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BX Tel: 029 2029 8998 ATMOSPHERE: Despite having two floors, it'd take a very optimistic person to describe the Promised Land as roomy.
Summary: Matt Damon is writer, actor and producer on his latest film Promised Land.
Combining American and British TV news clips with observations of analysts, journalists and political activists, Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land provides a brief historical overview, a striking media comparison, and an examination of factors that have distorted U.
Mr Salmond would do well to remember that Moses was not allowed to cross into the promised land and the voters in Scotland will not allow Salmond to have his "promised" land either.
But after reading Pribble's delightful Pitching in the Promised Land they seemed like old teammates.