happily ever after

(redirected from happily-ever-after)

happily ever after

This phrase borrowed from fairy tale endings is used to suggest that everything will work out perfectly in the future. It is often used after a couple has gotten married. It was such a beautiful wedding, and I just know that Allie and Michael will live happily ever after. It's not like real people just magically live happily ever after—it takes a lot of hard work!
See also: after, ever, happily
References in periodicals archive ?
Carpenter is proud to announce the release of her novel, “Along the Way to Happily-Ever-After.
CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER Wed C5 9pm NEW SERIES With a theme described as Twisted Fairytale, it seems a happily-ever-after ending is unlikely for most of the celebs taking part in this reality show.
Finally, in their senior year at a private school in the city of love, their happily-ever-after begins--and ends--and resumes--and ends--and resumes--all with tremendous passion.
An adroit combination of wised-up and happily-ever-after, its story of an animation princess thrust into New York's gritty reality gently mocks the mighty Disney fantasy machine without losing the core of the franchise's family appeal.
The Prokofiev music, played beautifully by the Chicago Sinfonietta, embeds strains of sadness within the happily-ever-after tale.
The lilting interludes at the beginning and end of each CD are mostly gentle guitar riffs, with a final jangling discord--not happily-ever-after music.
95), by Linda de Haan and Stern Nijland, turns the old prince-seeks-princess stow on its head but arrives unruffled at the happily-ever-after.
Appreciation of Monk's architectural qualities requires more than the wish for the happily-ever-after, but less than a vision that owns the world as its own responsibility.
When Charming gathers up a who's who of fairy-tale villains and gives them a chance to rewrite their losing-end versions of happily-ever-after, it's left to Fiona to counter with her own girl-power band of princesses.
Especially when it came to finishing a film story that didn't naturally lend itself to the happily-ever-after fantasy.
This audience, by and large impervious to Hollywood products, expects three hours of pure escape: beautiful, glamorous stars: romantic, happily-ever-after stories; exotic locales; and lavishly staged song and dance extravaganzas.
And then Parker, who wrote and directed the movie, spends the next 90 minutes delaying the obvious happily-ever-after for everyone involved.
The happily-ever-after phase began three years ago when Tania and Katya joined the Columbia Classical Ballet.
Think: A wedding planner (Denise Richards) does her utmost to avoid love, but the screenwriters foist upon her a happily-ever-after anyway (with Dean Cain).
The third act, with blessings by figurer beings and happily-ever-after duets, is gone.