praise the Lord(redirected from they praised the Lord)
praise the Lord
1. To be especially thankful to God, as for some good fortune. I praised the Lord for the opportunity He had given me. Everyone in the community is praising the Lord 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 Lord! 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 Lord.
3. An exclamation of joyful or emphatic assent, agreement, or approval. In this usage, the phrase is often used without being a literal invocation to God. Praise the Lord, brother—that's an idea I can get behind! "Let us strive toward a better future together," he said. "Praise the Lord," I replied.
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