land of milk and honey


land of milk and honey
an imaginary place where there is more than enough of everything.

She came to the United States thinking it was the land of milk and honey.

Etymology: from the Bible story in which the Lord promises to bring the Israelites out of Egypt and into a land flowing with milk and honey

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • land of milk and honey — land of ,milk and honey noun singular a place where you think that life is extremely good and easy …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • land of milk and honey — 1. a land of unusual fertility and abundance. 2. the blessings of heaven. 3. the Promised Land. Also, Land of Milk and Honey. * * * land of milk and honey noun 1. A land of great fertility promised to the Israelites by God (Bible) 2. Any region… …   Useful english dictionary

  • land of milk and honey — 1. a land of unusual fertility and abundance. 2. the blessings of heaven. 3. the Promised Land. Also, Land of Milk and Honey. * * * …   Universalium

  • land of milk and honey — noun a land of great fertility and promise …   Australian English dictionary

  • land of milk and honey — UK / US noun [singular] a place where you think that life is extremely good and easy …   English dictionary

  • Land of Milk and Honey — I s rael’s Jordan River Valley …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • land of milk and honey — nickname for Israel …   English contemporary dictionary

  • land of milk and honey — земля, где течет молоко и мед молочные реки, кисельные берега …   Idioms and examples

  • (the) land of milk and honey — the land of ˌmilk and ˈhoney idiom a place where life is pleasant and easy and people are very happy • He dreamed of emigrating to Canada the land of milk and honey. Main entry: ↑landidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) land of milk and honey — a country where people from other countries would like to live because they imagine that the living conditions are excellent and it is easy to make money. People in poorer parts of the world still look on the States as the land of milk and honey …   New idioms dictionary