man upstairs


the man upstairs or the Man Upstairs
: god
As luck, fate, or the man upstairs would have it, the storm subsides by morning.Steve Howe
Even though these people may execute me, they have to meet the man upstairs too.Elvis Wesbrook
… parachuting or hang gliding can send you soaring heavenward … sooner than the Man Upstairs is expecting you.Melissa Gotthardt

Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of man upstairs was in 1943

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Cite this Entry

“Man upstairs.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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