bed time story

bedtime story

a story told to a child at bedtime.

1885–90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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fairy tale definition

and bedtime story
  1. n.
    a simplistic and condescending explanation for something; a lie. : I don't want to hear a fairy tale, just the facts, ma'am. , I've already heard your little bedtime story. You'll have to do better than that!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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