Author Topic: had simply assumed that he had not, as the phrase goes, been blessed with issue  (Read 5969 times)

Offline t k

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I had heard Farrell once allude casually and wryly to his “childless state” and had simply assumed that he had not, as the phrase goes, been blessed with issue.  (A larger context is here. Use the search icon to locate the sentence.)

Please explain "blessed with issue".  Thanks.  --- tk

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had not had a child
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Duncan

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Thanks, Duncan. ---  So "blessed with issue" means "blessed with children"?

Is it an idiom?  I don't seem to find it in dictionaries.  Thanks again.  --- tk

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Don't think it's an idiom, but perhaps just archaic usage.

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Still used in the UK. But becoming archaic.
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Duncan