blessed event


noun

the birth of a child.

Nearby words

  1. blert,
  2. blesbok,
  3. blesbuck,
  4. bless,
  5. blessed,
  6. blessed sacrament,
  7. blessed trinity,
  8. blessed virgin,
  9. blessedly,
  10. blessig's cysts

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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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