from your mouth to God's ears

Alternative Spellings

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

Definitions

  • 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."" http://letters.salon.com/books/int/2008/09/04/kos/view/?show=all"

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, South Africa

Dictionaries

None

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