the land of milk and honey

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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a/the land of ˌmilk and ˈhoney

a place where life is pleasant and easy and people are very happy: She had always longed to travel to the United States and to see what she imagined as the land of milk and honey.This phrase comes from the Bible, referring to the Promised Land.
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How could those in Government have any idea of hardship when many in the cabinet have always lived in the land of milk and honey.
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Just pay them bills and allow our glorious leader a chance to get on and save the world, and keep the City boys in the land of milk and honey to which they have become accustomed.
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It would not be surprising that a great calamity is truly imminent with much wailing and gnashing of teeth not unlike the exodus out of Egypt into the land of milk and honey.
Hotels in Sinai even serve kosher-for-Passover meals for when the Children of Israel make their annual exodus from the Land of Milk and Honey back into the land of their bondage and suffering.
FRAIL Pope John Paul stands yesterday on the spot where Moses first saw the land of milk and honey.
Needless to say, some migrants are not finding their yearned-for escape into the land of milk and honey but a dreadful end in the desert from exposure, exhaustion, or dehydration.
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Los Angeles is considered the land of milk and honey as far as public employees go,'' said Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.
What our game desperately needs now is someone with wisdom and caution standing on the shoulder of those clubs who think they can live in the land of milk and honey forever.
Amid the heavy aroma of Middle Eastern spices and sights and sounds of Israeli culture, it seemed at times that the land of milk and honey had been magically transported to Woodley Park.
To Eastern European peasants arriving at Ellis Island, America seemed the land of milk and honey, a country so sweetly succulent you might dream of breaking off a piece and scarfing it down whole.
John Elway,'' Broncos receiver Shannon Sharpe has said, ``led Denver out of obscurity and into the land of milk and honey.