bedtime story

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bedtime story

1. A book or story that a child is read or told before going to sleep. The kids always clamor for one more bedtime story—anything to avoid having to go to sleep.
2. A lie or made-up story. I know he's telling me bedtime stories to avoid admitting his mistakes.
See also: bedtime, story

bedtime story

verb
See also: bedtime, story
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