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bedtime story

noun
1.
a story told to a child at bedtime.
Origin of bedtime story
1885-1890
1885-90
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  • The bedtime story is a definite institution in many families.

    Vocational Guidance for Girls Marguerite Stockman Dickson
  • “The bedtime story is just concluded, Amy,” Jessie said when her chum came in.

  • They almost drowned out the first of the bedtime story with their excited voices.

  • Then always a few pages of the diary kept by the late Herr Wilner were read as a bedtime story.

    The Dark Star Robert W. Chambers
  • Since then many a bedtime story by the hearth-fire has been told of that spot, which to this day is known as Breakfast Hill.

    Some Three Hundred Years Ago Edith Gilman Brewster
Slang definitions & phrases for bedtime story

fairy tale

noun

Simplistic explanation, often condescending: don't want to hear your little bedtime story

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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