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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Dozens of celebrities and viewers have demanded that someone put a stop to Galal's not-so-funny shows over the years, and this woman might just be the answer to their prayers.
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Thankfully, it seems the answer to their prayers is here in the shape of Anthony Head, Richard Wilson and Colin Morgan.
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Mr Hurlston said: "To some people this is going to look like the answer to their prayers, but it risks taking them into very dangerous territory - not least because interest rates are likely to go up as well.
Mark, aged 40, and Tracey, 39, tried for 10 long years for a child - and now little Thomas is the answer to their prayers.
Their Christmas club cash is the answer to their prayers.
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Into this family walks Julian Sawyer, who seems the answer to their prayers.
maturing into a top performer and rookie William Green, taken in the first round this year, is expected to be the answer to their prayers at running back.
After their embarrassment in March over American Airlines, in which they falsely claimed to have forced the carrier to change its pro-gay policies, religious conservatives see the demise of Ellen as a real victory and the answer to their prayers.
Sources over the Border say moves have already been made to convince Celtic that Cole, once the darling of Newcastle, is the answer to their prayers.
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