the/an answer to (one's) prayer(s)

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the/an answer to (one's) prayer(s)

The perfect solution to a desperate need. Can be used literally (when one has actually prayed) or in a more figurative sense. I really believe this job was the answer to my prayer for a better life. This grant is an answer to our prayers. The center can stay open now!
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the ˌanswer to somebody’s ˈprayers

a thing or a person that somebody has waited for or wanted for a long time: If you’ve been looking for a good quality fleece at a reasonable price, this one could be the answer to your prayers.
See also: answer, prayer
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Elsewhere, Della is unimpressed with the state of the rental market, but when Grampy discovers a health-hazard, it is a stroke of luck that may be the answer to her prayers.
Elsewhere, Della is unimpressed with the state of the rental market, but when Grampy discovers a health-hazard, it is stroke of luck that may be the answer to her prayers.
One HIV-positive prostitute, Isabella Siachina, said the World Cup is the answer to her prayers.
And when Turlough walked back into her life after all these years she thought it was the answer to her prayers.
Speaking for the first time since giving birth at the weekend, pensioner Adriana Iliescu said daughter Eliza-Maria was the answer to her prayers.
If the rumours are true, Jesus may be the answer to her prayers.
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