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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ANGEL investors are proving manna from heaven for start-up companies here by raising more than PS35million since 2008.
Because this is a sport played by achingly dull sorts, the arrival of a new anti-hero is manna from heaven for organisers, sponsors and a media who are paid to pretend to be outraged, and supposed bad boy Kyrgios is just that marketing dream.
For one thing, bank data falls like manna from heaven from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
and, for fans of that semi-forgotten genre, their fifth album is manna from heaven.
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16 years ago, when the pair were hosting Light Lunch on Channel Four, this kind of fluff might have been manna from heaven for the hungover student and the twin set and pearls contingent killing time.
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.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Operation FAUST and Manna from Heaven stories were a part of a larger series by Chuck Konkel on Operation MARKET GARDEN.
It is a divisive subject - manna from heaven for city business leaders, but less so when they return to their Warwickshire country homes.