God’s Acre

Meaning of Idiom ‘God’s Acre’

God’s acre is a churchyard or, more specifically, a churchyard cemetery.


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Examples Of Use

“My Grandfather wanted to be laid to rest in God’s acre, which was strange since I’d never known him to go to church.”

“Sarah was in the habit of visiting what she called God’s acre and doing pencil rubbings of the gravestones.”

Meaning of Idiom God's Acre

Origin

This quite archaic idiom, used since at least the 1600s, comes from the German word Gottesacker, meaning “God’s seed field” in which the bodies of the dead are sown. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.

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1. Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.