fairy godmother
noun Date: 1839 a generous friend or benefactor

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fairy godmother — noun a) In certain fairy tales, a fictional benevolent woman with magical powers who uses them to help the cause of the protagonist. I thought it was clever the director cast the same woman to play both the Wicked Witch and Prince Charmings fairy …   Wiktionary

  • fairy godmother — {n.} 1. A fairy believed to help and take care of a baby as it grows up. 2. A person who helps and does much for another. * /The rich man played fairy godmother to the boys and had a baseball field made for them./ * /Jane was a fairy godmother to …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fairy godmother — {n.} 1. A fairy believed to help and take care of a baby as it grows up. 2. A person who helps and does much for another. * /The rich man played fairy godmother to the boys and had a baseball field made for them./ * /Jane was a fairy godmother to …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fairy\ godmother — noun 1. A fairy believed to help and take care of a baby as it grows up. 2. A person who helps and does much for another. The rich man played fairy godmother to the boys and had a baseball field made for them. Jane was a fairy godmother to her… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • fairy godmother — someone who helps you solve your problems. These children, sent to school without lunch or lunch money and sometimes without shoes, were in need of a fairy godmother. If a fairy godmother offered most editors a single wish, it would probably be… …   New idioms dictionary

  • fairy godmother — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms fairy godmother : singular fairy godmother plural fairy godmothers a) a woman in traditional children s stories who has magic powers and helps people b) a woman who likes helping people …   English dictionary

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