land of milk and honey


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land of milk and honey

A place of abundance that is free from want. The phrase comes from the Biblical description of the land promised to the Israelites. It might be better than where you came from, but don't think this is some utopia or land of milk and honey—we still have to work for what we have.
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the land of milk and honey

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a land of milk and honey

LITERARY
If you call a country or place the land of milk and honey or a land of milk and honey, you mean that it is a place with plenty of food and resources, where people can make money easily and have good lives. Note: `Spilled' can also be spelled `spilt' in British English. Canada was the land of milk and honey. The land of opportunities. This was the first port of call for many refugees coming to Australia, expecting to find a land of milk and honey. Note: This expression is used in the Bible to describe the Promised Land of the Israelites. (Exodus 3:8)
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a/the land of ˌmilk and ˈhoney

a place where life is pleasant and easy and people are very happy: She had always longed to travel to the United States and to see what she imagined as the land of milk and honey.This phrase comes from the Bible, referring to the Promised Land.
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FRAIL Pope John Paul stands yesterday on the spot where Moses first saw the land of milk and honey.
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If wiser counsels do not prevail, Darfur and Ethiopia will pale into insignificance in comparison to the starvation of the Palestinian people in the biblical land of milk and honey that was promised to the children of Abraham.