land of milk and honey


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land of milk and honey

Old Testament the land of natural fertility promised to the Israelites by God (Ezekiel 20:6)
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land of milk and honey

land of fertility and abundance. [O.T.: Exodus 3:8, 33:3; Jeremiah 11:5]

land of milk and honey

proverbial ideal of plenty and happiness. [Western Cult.: Brewer Dictionary]
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He intimated that the label "land of milk and honey" is outdated and should be replaced with the more appropriate "land of high technology." Indeed, technology is what defines the economy of Israel, in all the sectors whether in agriculture, industry or services.
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The land of milk and honey is flowing into the U.S., now that the Israel Dairy Board has launched a public relations campaign to increase the awareness of that country's cheeses and other dairy products.
Bath Ice Cream is available in 33 different flavors with such tempting names as Land of Milk and Honey and Lavender Lullaby.
say it's proof the country's going to the dogs, but when hundreds of thousands of immigrants choose to come here they're a shower of scroungers, wanting to suck dry this land of milk and honey?
A collection that deals with the land of milk and honey is not complete without a discussion of the changes in the cultural, physical, and political landscape of Eretz Israel from the beginning of the 1880s.
FOR many fed up at work and tired of the constant stresses, retirement is their land of milk and honey.
MAY I suggest that the Government stops handing out large sums of money to asylum seekers and other groups who have come to regard the UK as the land of milk and honey? Then maybe the rest of us can look forward to a few extra years of relaxation after a lifetime of hard work.