Is there more to U.S. involvement overseas than the fairy tale of knights saving fair maidens from dragons?
As each model strode by, it was like watching a fairy tale come to life in the gilded salons of the Crillon.
One of the heroes calls Christianity a 'fairy tale'—and one of the villains is a reverend.
"oral narrative centered on magical tests, quests, and transformations," 1749, translating French Conte de feés of Madame d'Aulnois (1698, translated into English 1699). As an adjective (also fairytale), attested by 1963.
Simplistic explanation, often condescending: don't want to hear your little bedtime story