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par•a•dise(ˈpær əˌdaɪs, -ˌdaɪz)
Abraham’s bosom The abode of the blessed dead. The phrase, of Scriptural origin, is usually confined to literary usage.
And it came to pass that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom. (Luke 16:22)
Resting one’s head on another’s bosom was an ancient gesture of close friendship; John the Beloved Disciple reclined on the bosom of Jesus at the Last Supper.
happy hunting ground Heaven, paradise; the abode of American Indian warriors after death, where game was plentiful. The phrase in this literal sense was first used by Washington Irving in
Bonneville in 1837. It has since come to mean any region of abundant supply or fertile yield:
Marin County—naturalists’ happy hunting ground—supplied the thirty nature subjects now displayed in … North American Hall. (California Academy of Sciences, News Letter, 1948)
kingdom come The next world, the afterlife; paradise; hades, hell.
And forty pounds be theirs, a pretty sum,
For sending such a rogue to kingdom come.
(Peter Pindar, Subjects for Painters, 1789)
This term is an irreverent excision from the Lord’s Prayer: “Thy kingdom come, thy will by done.” It is still in common usage, as illustrated by a citation in Webster’s Third:
… the guns that would blow everyone to kingdom come. (Meridel Le Sueur)
land of milk and honey An area of unusual fertility, abundance, and beauty; a paradise; a mecca; Israel. This expression appears in the Bible (Exodus 3:8; 33:3; Jeremiah 11:5) as a description of the Promised Land (Israel), a place where Moses and the oppressed Hebrews would have freedom, peace, and abundant blessings.
And I [God] am come down to deliver them out of the hands of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land flowing with milk and honey. (Exodus 3:8)
|Noun||1.||paradise - any place of complete bliss and delight and peace|
|2.||Paradise - (Christianity) the abode of righteous souls after death|
Heaven - the abode of God and the angels