the patter of tiny feet

the patter of tiny feet

The sound of young children, especially in one's home. It was devastating to learn I couldn't conceive, after dreaming for years of hearing the patter of tiny feet.
See also: feet, of, patter, tiny

patter of tiny feet

the sound of young children; having children in the household. I really liked having the patter of tiny feet in the house. Darling, I think we're going to be hearing the patter of tiny feet soon.
See also: feet, of, patter, tiny

the patter of tiny feet

used to refer to the expectation of the birth of a baby.
2002 Pride If, like me, you find yourself single in the penultimate year of your twenties and the only patter of tiny feet is your neighbour's cat, then chop, chop ladies—so much to do so little time.
See also: feet, of, patter, tiny

the patter of tiny ˈfeet

(informal or humorous) a way of referring to children when somebody wants, or is going to have, a baby: We can’t wait to hear the patter of tiny feet.
See also: feet, of, patter, tiny

patter of tiny feet

n. the sound of young children; having children in the household. Darling, I think we’re going to be hearing the patter of tiny feet soon.
See also: feet, of, patter, tiny
References in periodicals archive ?
But Call The Midwife's Laura Main insists she is happy being single in real life - and there won't be the patter of tiny feet any time soon.
After a flurry of bets, bookies believe the couple could be celebrating the patter of tiny feet some time next year.
Alex, 39, recently married New Zealander Charlie Thomson and is looking forward to hearing the patter of tiny feet.
It wasn't so much the patter of tiny feet - more the flap of little fins.
There is no greater joy for any family than the patter of tiny feet and for those who feared it may never happen the work of Mr De Bono and his team has proved invaluable.
Annabelle Williams, 24, thought she would never hear the patter of tiny feet after miscarrying a baby girl.
The Brit actor, 41, and his girlfriend, make-up artist NAIYANA GARTH, are expecting to hear the patter of tiny feet next summer.
SJP, who recently became mum to twins through a surrogate in real life, and the gang could also be hearing the patter of tiny feet on screen.
The patter of tiny feet will become even more commonplace at the Colwick Park track later this year, as managing director Pip Kirkby is expecting in the autumn.
The 22-year-old wife of Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 23, is said to have confirmed on her Twitter site that the couple are expecting the patter of tiny feet.
Speaking exclusively, the 25-year-old confessed that although she and Swansea City footballer boyfriend Matty Collins have no immediate plans to hear the patter of tiny feet, when she does eventually become a mum she would share the precious first moments with the world.
Susan is happily married to Mike but they get a shock when they have to prepare them-selves for the patter of tiny feet.
COULD it be the patter of tiny feet for the Liver Birds?
The pair are 3/1 on to hear the patter of tiny feet in the next 12 months.
Hermione got used to the patter of tiny feet during filming of the final Cold Feet series as fellow stars John Thomson, Helen Baxendale and Jimmy Nesbitt all had young children.