pennies from heaven

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pennies from heaven

Unexpected good fortune, a windfall, as in They sent back our checkpennies from heaven. This expression may have originated with a song and motion picture so named (1936), popularized by Bing Crosby.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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