fairy godmother

Discussion in 'English Only' started by quietdandelion, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. quietdandelion

    quietdandelion Banned

    Homesweethome
    Formosa/Chinese
    Girl 1: You're my fairy godmother! Huh? What's happened to my clothes?
    Girl 2: I've turned them into a beautiful dress for dancing at the ball.

    What is a fairy godmother? Thanks.
     
  2. hly2004 Banned

    chinese
    Hi:)
    fairy godmother noun


    ˌfairy ˈgodmother [countable]


    1RF a woman with magic powers who saves someone from trouble, in a story

    2 someone who helps people when they are in trouble
     
  3. panjandrum

    panjandrum Occasional Moderator

    Belfast, Ireland
    English-Ireland (top end)
    A Fairy Godmother is a well-known fictional character.
    She turns up (she materialises in a sprinkling of glittery stars and tinkling bells) at critical points in the story so that she can wave her magic wand and turn disaster into triumph.
     
  4. Slyder

    Slyder Senior Member

    Fairy godmother:

    A magical character in some children's stories who helps someone who is in trouble.

    Cinderella's fairy godmother helped her go to the ball.


    Slyder:warn:
     
  5. Alxmrphi Senior Member

    Reykjavík, Ísland
    UK English
    Except in Shrek!
     

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