promised land


Definition of promised land

: something and especially a place or condition believed to promise final satisfaction or realization of hopes

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finally realized that the promised land doesn't exist
Recent Examples on the Web Perfectly balanced incentives remain as elusive as the promised land. The Economist, "Schumpeter How to design CEO pay to punish iniquity, not just reward virtue," 20 Feb. 2021 If we are lost in the promised land, perhaps it’s because the ground has never quite seemed solid beneath our feet. Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, The New Yorker, "Waking Up from the American Dream," 18 Jan. 2021 The Cowboys might have advanced to the NFC Championship for the first time since 1995 and Romo wouldn’t be judged as the quarterback who put up great numbers but couldn’t lead the team to the promised land. Dallas News, "To challenge, or not to challenge? Mike McCarthy altered Cowboys’ playoff fate in two different seasons," 5 Jan. 2021 If the Spurs are to rediscover the promised land of the NBA playoffs, a child (or children) shall lead them there. Jeff Mcdonald,, "Spurs’ 2020 vision? Go younger, faster and (hopefully) to the playoffs," 19 Dec. 2020 But their destination was no far-off promised land. The Economist, "Bangladesh is moving Rohingyas to a remote island," 12 Dec. 2020 Arrieta, 27 at the time, would become one of the biggest pieces of the puzzle, leading the Cubs back to the promised land of the playoffs with a dominant 2015 season and continuing his success in the 2016 championship season. Paul Sullivan,, "Theo Epstein’s best moments with the Chicago Cubs, from a sighting at Starbucks in Lincoln Park to a World Series celebration in Grant Park," 17 Nov. 2020 Smart is trying to ride the old Alabama blueprint -- great defense, strong run game, QB manager -- to the promised land, but that might not work anymore. John Talty |, al, "Is Georgia’s title window closing? Sam Pittman is SEC’s top coach," 8 Nov. 2020 The results were not as unequivocal as Democrats had hoped, but Biden’s Midwestern strategy did carry him to the promised land of 270 electoral votes. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, "America’s Unlikely Savior," 7 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of promised land

1561, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of promised land was in 1561

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2 Mar 2021

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“Promised land.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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