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the blessed event

The birth of a baby. She's almost nine months pregnant, so the blessed event will be happening very soon!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

blessed event

Fig. the birth of a child. My sister is expecting a blessed event sometime in May. The young couple anxiously awaited the blessed event.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

blessed event

The birth of a baby, as in When is the blessed event expected? This expression combines two senses of blessed, that is, "happy" and "sacred." Today, however, unless used ironically, it is considered cloyingly sentimental. [1920s]
See also: blessed, event
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

blessed event

The birth of a baby. This cloyingly sentimental cliché, dating from about 1920, may well be dying out. It uses blessed in the sense of “happy,” not in the ironic sense of “cursed” or “damned” (as in “Every blessed piece of today’s mail is a bill”).
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The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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Many families invite their relatives and close friends to witness this blessed event at their church, and then serve a meal afterwards to celebrate.
One Last Thought: "When you live in the shadow of insanity, the appearance of another mind that thinks and talks as yours does is something close to a blessed event." --Robert Pirsig
Preborn children once referred to as a "bundle of joy," "blessed event," and "God's little gifts" are now reduced to a "fetus," or much worse.
Allowing for the crimes and misdemeanors that are often committed in the name of angels by merchants and popularizers, today's angel phenomenon would seem to be a blessed event. If it is only a refuge from the tide of secularism that sometimes swamps us in El Nino fashion, it is desirable.
So when I learned there was going to be a birth on Star Trek: Voyager, I was filled with anticipation of the blessed event.
Before their blessed event, they regularly dressed up for exciting Saturday nights of mining and dining, dancing and romancing and 3 a.m.
How did she learn about Roseanne Hammill's undated The Blessed Event, let alone the fact that it runs twenty minutes?
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Any parent will tell you the birth of any child is a blessed event. The birth of twins is a double blessing and the birth of triplets is a triple blessing.
BLESSED EVENT: Wa-Na-Nee-Che performs a prayer to open the fair
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When two people find each other, it is a blessed event, heterosexua] or otherwise.
Despite plenty of '90s homilies -- at one point Grace actually says, "What I really want is quality of life!" -- the frenetic but seldom funny "The 24 Hour Woman" doesn't seem much of a leap from "Blondie's Blessed Event." This thematic terrain having long since been claimed by TV, a theatrical effort needs far more wit and depth than Savoca & Co.
When do you expect the blessed event?" The guest paused for a moment, glanced down at her figure in obvious disappointment, and murmured softly, "Actually, the baby is a month old now." Gong!
There are half-siblings of Pattern winners by Hamas (filly, 107), Idris (filly, 248), Magic Ring (filly, 100), Mark Of Esteem (half-sister to Great Voltigeur winner Sacrament out of high-class Blessed Event, 215), Mujadil (colt, 238), Mukaddamah (colt, 92), Revoque (half-sister to Grade 2 winner Plicck from Waajib's family, 179), Rudimentary (filly, 85) and Salse (filly, 141).