from your mouth to God's ears

Alternative Spellings

from your lips to God's ear(s), from your mouth to God's ears


  • response to a good wish or blessing that mentions future events: I want that to happen, but I'm not sure it will.

Example Sentences

  • "Comment on "" 'A huge, huge Democratic wave' From your mouth to God's ear, Kos. From your mouth to God's ear."""

Languages of Origin

Yiddish, English


cf. Yiddish פֿון דײַן מויל אין גאָטס אויערן fun dayn moyl in gots oyern 'from your mouth to God's ears'

Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)


North America, South Africa



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