For those struggling Olympians, a substantial paycheck would be a godsend.
These sticks are a great help, and the wooden crash-helmets—a comparatively recent invention—are a godsend.
When Hamas emerged as an increasingly powerful threat at the turn of the century, “Mosab was a godsend,” remembers Bar-Zohar.
Maybe, then, the forced slamming of the brakes this fall—and the ensuing Dow Jones-induced whiplash—was a godsend.
Plus, the Russian government decided to film the trial with as many as five cameras, which proved a godsend for the filmmakers.
This turtle was a godsend, and was just what I needed to change my diet.
It was a godsend; we were nearly penniless,—and oh, so shabby!
It is not often that such a godsend comes in the way of an under-secretary; and he was intent upon his performance.
No doubt hospitals are a godsend to the poor, immediately if not ultimately.
No notice of this ever appeared publicly in the local prints, to which such things are usually a godsend.
1814, "a shipwreck" (from the perspective of people living along the coast), from Middle English Godes sonde (c.1200) "God's messenger; what God sends, gift from God, happening caused by God," from god + Middle English sonde "that which is sent, message," from Old English sand, from sendan (see send (v.)). Sense of "happy chance" is from 1831.