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patter of tiny feet

the sound of young children; having children in the household. I really liked having the patter of tiny feet in the house. Darling, I think we're going to be hearing the patter of tiny feet soon.
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the patter of tiny feet

  (humorous)
something that you say which means that someone is going to have a baby I bet it won't be long till we hear the patter of tiny feet.
See also: feet, of, patter, tiny

patter of tiny feet

n. the sound of young children; having children in the household. Darling, I think we’re going to be hearing the patter of tiny feet soon.
See also: feet, of, patter, tiny
References in classic literature ?
You can change the patter according to the cities you're in," he explained to the Frenchman.
Continuing the patter, Collins put the performance on.
 The patter they made as they fell at his feet!
For a minute there was no sound in the kitchen but the little daughter's sobbing and the sympathetic patter of the rain.
Sleepy old brother Athanasius, at the porter's cell, had a fleeting vision of twinkling feet and flying skirts; but before he had time to rub his eyes the recreant had passed the lodge, and was speeding as fast as his sandals could patter along the Lyndhurst Road.
It was midnight before she heard the patter of a handful of gravel on her window-panes.
I could only hear the heavy splashing thump of the stern-wheel and the patter of these things.
When he became conscious of the thing he found what it was: only the ordinary patter of feet passing the door, which in an hotel was no very unlikely matter.
You all patter French more or less, and perhaps German; you have seen men and cities, no doubt, and have your opinions, such as they are, about schools of painting, high art, and all that; have seen the pictures of Dresden and the Louvre, and know the taste of sour krout.
At times I heard the swish-swish of grass being shoved aside, and once the patter of feet across a patch of stony ground.
I heard the patter of feet, the panting of a heated animal, and the unmistakable yelp of a dog.
and that these patters differ on the different fingers.
One twin's patters are never the same as his fellow twin's patters--the jury will find that the patterns upon the finger balls of the twins' hands follow this rule.
A talented folk musician, by the late-60s, his on-stage patter was overshadowing his songs.
Pitter and Patter even find their way underground to a bat, a salamander, a cricket, and more.