man upstairs

noun

Definition of man upstairs

the man upstairs or the Man Upstairs
informal
: 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

First Known Use of man upstairs

1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Man upstairs.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/man%20upstairs. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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