Definition of Him (or the man) upstairs in English:

Him (or the man) upstairs

phrase

  • A humorous name for God.

    ‘I bowed my head and thanked Him upstairs for my family’
    • ‘While I respect Mr Wyatt's faith, which has no doubt given him both strength and succour through this ordeal, I can't help wondering quite what the man upstairs might have been up to in wishing to prolong Charlotte's pain and suffering.’
    • ‘Apparently the man upstairs had different plans for Lily though, because Susan called just after ten.’
    • ‘I'd be interested to hear what the man upstairs would really have to say about the latest release from this rock ‘n roll gang of hooligans.’
    • ‘The most intriguing aspect of all though, is the relationship between this character and the man upstairs.’
    • ‘I suddenly thanked the man upstairs for creating them, among other things.’
    • ‘I've always had a great deal of faith in the man upstairs.’
    • ‘A committed Christian, he said he believed in miracles: ‘If the man upstairs says this person should live, then this person should live.’’
    • ‘The way I look at it, the man upstairs is keeping me around for something.’
    • ‘The poor family are inconsolable and I pray they get some sort of help from the man upstairs, presuming there is one.’
    • ‘I asked her what she personally got out of fundraising, and she replied, ‘I just like to do my bit, that's all, and keep the man upstairs happy.’’
    god, lord, lord god, deity
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