This wonderful Yiddish expression, which I first heard in Fiddler on the Roof, is generally used when someone says something nice, and someone else wants to use it almost as a prayer. You: "Wanders, one day your blog will make you millions of dollars." Wanders: "From your lips to God's ears."
It does not -- and this is important -- it does not mean that if you eat cookies, God gets one too. I think the expression Wilbur is thinking of is, "A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips."
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