a fairy godmother

fairy godmother

1. In children's fairy tales, a woman with magical powers who appears in order to help others in their time of need. Cinderella's fairy godmother helped her get ready for the ball so she could meet Prince Charming.
2. Someone who helps others with their problems, usually providing financial assistance. Thank you so much for helping me with my car repair bill! You are my fairy godmother.
See also: fairy, godmother

a fairy godmother

A fairy godmother is a person, especially a woman, who helps someone a lot. When I began in the business, the woman I regarded as my fairy godmother was Sybil Thorndike. Our country needs a fairy godmother to pay its debts.
See also: fairy, godmother

a/your ˌfairy ˈgodmother

a person who helps you unexpectedly when you most need help: You’ll need a fairy godmother to get you out of your present difficulties.The fairy godmother is the magical character in the story of Cinderella who helps Cinderella go to the ball.
See also: fairy, godmother
References in classic literature ?
Well, now, we can play I'm a good sprite out of the box, or, what is better, a fairy godmother come down the chimney, and you are Cinderella, and must say what you want," said Rose, trying to put the question delicately.
It's like having a fairy godmother who asks you your wish and then gives it to you
CHRISTMAS has arrived early in one North Wales village, thanks to the combined efforts of S4C and local lad turned showbiz impresario Stifyn Parri - who has turned into a Fairy Godmother to get a most unusual panto underway.
The mother-of-eight dressed up as a Fairy Godmother and hit Dublin's St Stephen's Green Shopping Centre to launch the Fairy and Make A Wish Christmas Campaign.
Villagers were amazed to see Santa with his cute Little Helper, elves, fairies, clowns, snowmen and a Fairy Godmother on horseback trotting around the village in the winter sunshine
I probably won't be wearing a costume that you would normally see on a Fairy Godmother.
As a nuclear apocalypse edges ever closer, could we be rescued not by a fairy godmother but by British Summer Time instead.
Viktor Barykin's Storyteller conveyed subdued passion, taking the place of a Fairy Godmother.
There's no most common anything for a fairy godmother.
Obviously, that isn't possible unless you're a fairy godmother or Superman.
Evocative, like many of Jonas's works, of silent movies, it lent credence to my suspicion that this great, grave sprite of the North is a spiritual da ughter to Buster Keaton and a fairy godmother to Bjork.
She would become a fairy godmother, with a sparkling pink dress, a golden crown, and a magic wand tipped with a shining star.
And you don't need a fairy godmother to make all your romantic dreams come true; just the courage of your convictions, and a firm faith in yourself.
With the Swedish sexpot in this role, one thing's sure - never before will a Fairy Godmother have been so nipped and tucked.
When my partner first said he was going to play a fairy godmother in his firm's Christmas pantomime, I thought it was a hoot.