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    Question Idiom for getting something which seemed to be impossible

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    In Persian we have an idiom which means "God gave him/her the world". This idiom can be used when someone has achieved something which seemed to be impossible to get at first and s/he is very happy and pleased. I wonder if there is any idiom in English that can be considered as an appropriate equivalent for the above mentioned idiom.

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    Re: Idiom for getting something which seemed to be impossible

    In BrE I would probably say that he, or she, had "attained their dream".

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    Re: Idiom for getting something which seemed to be impossible

    Quote Originally Posted by Eckaslike View Post
    In BrE I would probably say that he, or she, had "attained their dream".
    So it seems there is not any idiom which can be considered as an appropriate synonym for the above mentioned one. We just have to explain it.

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    Re: Idiom for getting something which seemed to be impossible

    Someone else may be able to think of one, but I can't remember an idiom which works using the word "God".

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    Re: Idiom for getting something which seemed to be impossible

    They're not idioms, but there are the expressions 'a gift from God' or 'answered prayer(s)'.
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    Re: Idiom for getting something which seemed to be impossible

    The phrases "a gift from God" and "an answered prayer" exist in BrE.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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