praise the heavens

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praise the heavens

1. To be especially thankful, as to God or some other higher power, for one's good fortune. I praised the heavens for the opportunity He had given me. Everyone in the community is praising the heavens that the missing girl returned home safely last night.
2. An exclamation of joy or relief. In this usage, the phrase is often used without being a literal invocation to God. A: "Hi, Mom, I'm home." B: "Oh, praise the heavens! I got so worried when I hadn't heard from you all night!" So it sounds like the bank is willing to increase our borrowing limits—praise the heavens.
See also: heaven, praise
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