Meaning of sunlit uplands in English:

sunlit uplands


  • An idealized or longed-for future time of happiness and prosperity.

    ‘he is the gloomiest man in government, who said yesterday he could see no sunlit uplands, only grey skies’
    • ‘there was no talk of bright sunlit uplands, no mention of growth prospects’


    Mid 19th century popularized by a speech made by Winston Churchill in Parliament on 18 June 1940: ‘If we can stand up to him [Hitler], all Europe may be free and the life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands’.