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tooth fairy

A mythical source of bounty, as in So who will finance this venture-the tooth fairy? This expression refers to the fairy credited with leaving money under a child's pillow in place of a baby tooth that has fallen out, a practice popular with American parents since the first half of the 1900s.
See also: fairy, tooth
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At this rate, they'll be worthless 40 years from now, paving the way for the extinction of the tooth fairy as early as 2060.
Glickman has many valid points, but so do those who are Team Tooth Fairy.
Although the Tooth Fairy left cash for kids in 98 percent of homes she visited, two percent of children received toys, candy, gum or other gifts.
Skeptical Little Rabbit wonders what the Tooth Fairy, if there really is one, will do with her tooth?
But even so armed, Derek learns that being a tooth fairy is much harder than it looks.
Gary Carroll has ridden The Tooth Fairy in all of his three career wins and the accomplished 7lb claimer's decision to switch his mount to the far rail over a furlong out proved mq11-1 shot came home three lengths clear.
Just wait until the tooth fairy realises she could be charging for her services, maybe take a cut of council taxes like the waste disposal people, and Alistair Darling would have an even bigger problem on his hands.
The 10-year-old rolled his eyes before exclaiming: "Yeah, right, the Tooth Fairy.
WHEN I was a kid and a tooth fell out, the tooth fairy would leave a shiny silver sixpence - that's less than three pence in today's money.
Discuss what the tooth fairy might look like and encourage students to illustrate their personal tooth fairy using regular crayons.
color) Jaleh Jasmin Gandjeh, owner of Tooth Fairy Dental Hyg iene, which provides mobile dental hygiene, shows her client, Arvin Aghakian, his teeth after a cleaning.
After struggling with all kinds of conceits and psyches all our life, we no longer believe in Santa Claus or the Tooth Fairy.
NOT TOO LONG AGO, MY 6-YEAR-OLD SON LOST HIS FIRST TOOTH AND I WAS suddenly thrust into the role of Tooth Fairy for the first time in something like 10 years.
For youngsters on the brink of losing their baby teeth, the Tooth Fairy can serve to get across valuable (in more ways than one) lessons about dental hygiene.
Then they reached out to the public by acquiring three proclamations, two radio spots, two TV spots and making and selling tooth fairy dolls for charity.