Land of milk and honey

Land of milk and honey is an idiom with ancient roots. We will examine the meaning of the common saying land of milk and honey, where it came from, and some examples of its idiomatic usage in sentences.

Land of milk and honey is an idiom that describes a place of abundance, a place that is replete with resources. The expression land of milk and honey is taken from the Bible. In the book of Exodus, the land of milk and honey describes the Promised Land for the Israelites: “And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey…”

Examples

Florida, they cooed, was paradise — a land of milk and honey where pandemic-fatigued visitors could do as they pleased with no pesky governor finger-wagging about masks and social distancing and stay-at-home orders. (Miami New Times)

With the coming of the vaccines there’s hope that we’re coming out this wilderness time and headed for the land of milk and honey, or at least back to “normal.” (Helena Independent Record)

Two years ago I accompanied a migrant caravan as a journalist, a 2,600-mile journey on foot and taking rides on trucks that started in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, and went to the U.S. border at Tijuana, an exodus to the land of milk and honey. (National Catholic Reporters)