patter of tiny feet

the patter of tiny feet

The sound of young children, especially in one's home. It was devastating to learn I couldn't conceive, after dreaming for years of hearing the patter of tiny feet.
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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

used to refer to the expectation of the birth of a baby.
2002 Pride If, like me, you find yourself single in the penultimate year of your twenties and the only patter of tiny feet is your neighbour's cat, then chop, chop ladies—so much to do so little time.
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the patter of tiny ˈfeet

(informal or humorous) a way of referring to children when somebody wants, or is going to have, a baby: We can’t wait to 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
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A HIGH school will soon be hearing the pitter patter of tiny feet.
Hamish, the flock's ram, has had quite a lot of 'how's ewe father' - leaving all of the females expecting the patter of tiny feet.
It wasn't so much the patter of tiny feet - more the flap of little fins.
Annabelle Williams, 24, thought she would never hear the patter of tiny feet after miscarrying a baby girl.
Casanova had better get used to the patter of tiny feet because there's another 80 youngsters on the way.
The Brit actor, 41, and his girlfriend, make-up artist NAIYANA GARTH, are expecting to hear the patter of tiny feet next summer.
And it's wonderful to hear that Marie is now expecting to hear the patter of tiny feet once again very soon.
Jaitley joins the ever-expanding Bollywood celebrity mum's brigade, following pitter patter of tiny feet from Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Lara Dutta.
I will eat my pants if this "story" ends in the pitter patter of tiny feet.
SJP, who recently became mum to twins through a surrogate in real life, and the gang could also be hearing the patter of tiny feet on screen.
The 22-year-old wife of Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 23, is said to have confirmed on her Twitter site that the couple are expecting the patter of tiny feet.
The patter of tiny feet is another thing gamblers can have a flutter on, with Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Cole and her husband, Chelsea defender Ashley Cole, 4/1 to have a baby.
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THE patter of tiny feet leaves stressed out new mothers worried about whether they are up to the job, and the lack of social support, a study shows today.