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blessed event

noun
1.
the birth of a child.
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  • I think I committed every possible absurdity in the way of preparation for this blessed event.

    David Copperfield Charles Dickens
  • Before the blessed event, Laurent went to Jarth Rolan with a complaint.

    The Ethical Way Joseph Farrell
  • I think I committed every possible absurdity, in the way of preparation for this blessed event.

Idioms and Phrases with blessed event

blessed event

The birth of a baby, as in When is the blessed event expected? This expression combines two senses of blessed, that is, “happy” and “sacred.” Today, however, unless used ironically, it is considered cloyingly sentimental. [ 1920s ]
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