from your mouth to God's ears

Pronunciations

from your mouth to God's ears (from YOUR MOUTH to GOD'S EARS) listen

Definitions

  • interj. 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 salon.com: "" 'A huge, huge Democratic wave' From your mouth to God's ear, Kos. From your mouth to God's ear."" (source)"

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish
  • English

Etymology

  • 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)

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

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

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