answer to a maiden's prayer


answer to a maiden's prayer
«Ответ на молитву девицы». Первоначально ответом на мольбу девицы должно было стать появление в её жизни холостяка, желательно молодого, красивого и богатого. В настоящее время эта фраза используется для обозначния любой идеально подходящей вещи.

He's landed a job which is well paid, but does not involve him in a great dealt of effort. The answer to a maiden's prayer! — В конце концов он оказался на хорошо оплачиваемой работе, где ему не нужно сильно напрягаться. Прямо-таки ответ на девичью молитву!


English-Russian dictionary of expressions. 2014.

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