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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This article investigates how The Hole allegorizes gender hierarchy through the evolving relationship of the man upstairs and the woman downstairs through a hole in the "concrete" ceiling, the woman's anachronistic musical fantasies, and water that brings out the common humanity between the two sexes.
"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'."
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.
"God," said the rabbi, "is not a terrorist.") 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.
And special appearance of Michael Palin as the man upstairs.
"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.
"After gaining entry via the unlocked back door, the officers found the man upstairs hanging some feet from the floor with a dog chain tight around his neck.
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 (guest star James Corden).
Around 10.30am: The man upstairs hears screams and thumping.
The hosts crossed the line three times only to be correctly denied on each occasion by the man upstairs, before Adam Ashley-Cooper finally crossed in the 63rd minute to seal his side's first win in five Tri Nations appearances this season.