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blessed event

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noun
  1. the birth of a child.
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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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