sprinkle pixie dust


Senior Member
If someone tells a story and ends up saying :
"We all know how it ended, so I m not trying to sprinkle dixie dust on it after the fact."
Does it mean that he doesn't try to make things sound better than they actually are, or that he doesn't try to hide facts, or anything else ?
Thanks for your help.
  • Sparky Malarky

    English - US
    This is the sort of thing that sounds like an idiom, but I have never heard it before.

    I assume the meaning is what you have guessed, Moglich.


    Senior Member
    English but my first language was German
    From the wikipedia entry on Tinker Bell, a character in the play, movies and series based on the story of Peter Pan:
    Tinker Bell has been one of Disney's most important branding icons for over half a century, and is generally known as "a symbol of 'the magic of Disney'."[7] She has been featured in television commercials and program opening credits sprinkling pixie dust with a wand in order to shower a magical feeling over various other Disney personalities, though the 1953 animated version of Tinker Bell never actually used a wand.
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