manna from heaven

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Noun1.manna from heaven - (Old Testament) food that God gave the Israelites during the Exodusmanna from heaven - (Old Testament) food that God gave the Israelites during the Exodus
food, nutrient - any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
2.manna from heaven - a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money); "the demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line"
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent - an event that happens
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When Traore's red card from the Stadium of Light was rescinded, it must have been manna from heaven for manager Tony Pulis.
Birmingham is thought to be next on the list for the rollout - which will be manna from heaven for more than 100 rough sleepers.
This attitude is manna from heaven for the courses who are still getting away with paying 1995 levels of prize-money and will continue to do so.
Not satisfied with this madness they even turned the other end of the voting spectrum against them by offering the young absolutely nothing but pain - whilst the Opposition offered Utopia saying they would not only abolish university tuition fees, the reintroduction of maintenance grants, student debt to be wiped out, free lunches for pupils, a minimum wage of PS10 an hour and voting to be lowered to 16 - from a young voters perspective especially with their lack of worldly experience it was manna from heaven and made the Tories look like the nasty and out-of-touch party - for what is there to dislike from Labour's offerings - turkeys don't vote for Christmas do they?
Like manna from heaven, rare praise for President-elect Rodrigo Duterte fell from the lips of some Catholic bishops who lauded him for his decision to hold simple inauguration rites in Malacanang.
Jesus claims that just as God gave their ancestors manna from heaven, so God gives them the true bread from heaven, the bread that gives life to the world.
Such betting markets are manna from heaven for bookies because they get women betting heavily - the rest of us would prefer women petting heavily.
I would expect the money to flow as manna from heaven.
The ISIS has received manna from heaven, but it came from no less than its enemies.
Elizabeth Taylor's weight gain in the late '70s was manna from heaven for Joan.
THE forecast for more rain is manna from heaven for Gothic (3.
So when a TV show broadcasts a story about the fun to be had visiting local hostelries, it could have been manna from Heaven.