the blessed event

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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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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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]
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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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MANY people will be struck by the uncanny similarity between Thatcher's "walk in the wilderness" in Thornaby-on-Tees and Theresa May's version of the blessed event staged at Redcar SSI site where Tory ideology has once again surrendered British industry to low cost economies.
As the hour of the blessed event grew nearer, however, a "horrific" and completely unpredicted snowstorm swept in, he recalls.
PU MMG organizes Melad-e-Mustafa: Punjab University Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics regarding the Blessed event of Eid Milad-ul-Nabi organized "Quran Khawani" and Melad in the department.
I very quickly slipped on my sweat pants, slippers and coat and went out to see if something was wrong or if the blessed event was about to happen.
Some have been written from the perspective of the animals present at the Birth while others have been in the voice of people of the time who were touched by the Blessed Event. However, never before have I read a Nativity story where the central character is God and the Nativity scene the 'raison detre' of creation.
Genetic testing found that these babies' maternal and what would be paternal DNA was identical at multiple locations, making the chances that a daddy snake actually was involved in the blessed event vanishingly small.
Mothers danced incessantly in circles to express their happiness over the blessed event.
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!
I ran into the house and called my sister, who had mentioned she would take off work to witness the blessed event if Daisy really was pregnant.
All four of the other productions of the play I have seen recently drew sharp distinctions between Leontes' wintry kingdom of Sicilia, where events keep going from bad to worse and even the blessed event of childbirth is viewed with hostility by the king, and the joyous, albeit fleeting, green-world festivity of Bohemians on holiday.
Grampa added that if our father, Tom Loftus, M.D., who was in the Navy, was ordered to the Pacific before the blessed event: I shall try to substitute as well as my age and enfeebled condition will permit.
So when I learned there was going to be a birth on Star Trek: Voyager, I was filled with anticipation of the blessed event.
How did she learn about Roseanne Hammill's undated The Blessed Event, let alone the fact that it runs twenty minutes?
What else do dancers worry about while waiting for the blessed event to arrive?