land of milk and honey, the

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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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

land of milk and honey, the

A place abounding in good things. The term comes from the Book of Exodus (3:8), where God tells Moses, “And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians . . . unto a land flowing with milk and honey.”
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