the blessed event(redirected from blessed events)
the blessed event
The birth of a baby. She's almost nine months pregnant, so the blessed event will be happening very soon!
Fig. the birth of a child. My sister is expecting a blessed event sometime in May. The young couple anxiously awaited the 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]