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pennies from heaven

Unexpected good fortune, a windfall, as in They sent back our check-pennies from heaven. This expression may have originated with a song and motion picture so named (1936), popularized by Bing Crosby.
See also: heaven, penny

pennies from heaven

unexpected benefits, especially financial ones.
Pennies from Heaven was the title of a 1936 song by the American songwriter Johnny Burke ( 1908–64 ). The expression is also well known as the title of a BBC drama series by Dennis Potter in the late 1970s.
See also: heaven, penny
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Instead of pennies from heaven, we are hoping for snowflakes from heaven," said Art Van Elslander, founder and chairman of Art Van Furniture.
He's since cropped up in the likes of Chariots of Fire (for which he received a Bafta nomination), Pennies from Heaven, Tales of the Unexpected and A Passage to India.
Filled with the same breezy writing style Holm used in her Baby Mouse series; Penny From Heaven introduces us to eleven-year-old Barbara Ann Falucci whose Daddy really liked Bing Crosby, and especially his song Pennies from Heaven.
His credits range from the seminal Dennis Potter BBC musical drama Pennies From Heaven in 1978, which mixed dark storylines with characters miming popular pre-war songs, to Hollywood blockbuster Who Framed Roger Rabbit, which combined live action with cartoons.
But they'll benefit from Osborne's pennies from heaven.
Kitchen-sink musical in the style of Dennis Potter's Pennies From Heaven - part whiny, part winsome.
Responding on Facebook, Tudortp THpokillduehasmon Davies, who choreographed Tommy and the BAFTA awardwinning Pennies From Heaven, wrote: "Great shame.
Pennies from Heaven works by rounding down the net salaries of participating people to the nearest pound, with the rest given to charity.
It has received a gold award from Pennies from Heaven after staff hit the pounds 150,000 figure.
Conservative Stanley Baldwin was Prime Minister while the most popular song of the year was Bing Crosby's Pennies from Heaven.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Texas is one of 1,100 afterschool organization from across the country matched with a local JCPenney store that will benefit from the entire proceeds raised during the pennies from heaven campaign.
Pennies from heaven - and possibly a week of publicity from hell.
Performed before adoring crowds, you get such classics as The Lady Is A Tramp and I've Got You Under My Skin (which I'll be playing on my radio show on Tuesday night), recorded at The Sands Hotel, plus All Or Nothing and New York New York from Caesers Palace and Pennies From Heaven and Witchcraft at The Golden Nugget.
Wine lovers drawn to the iconic blue and green Fairtrade tag on the label can be assured their contribution will feel like pennies from heaven for the farmers and workers who gain fairer pay and a better quality of life thanks to the arrangement.
The Sidney Center - Assist the Pennies From Heaven campaign - delivering baby bottles to churches, businesses and others to fill with change.