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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.
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tiny house

A very small house, often 400 square feet (37 sq m) in size or smaller. We're thinking of buying a tiny house so as to not to tie all of our money up in home ownership.
See also: house, tiny

tiniest thing

The smallest, most trivial, or most inconsequential thing or aspect. She's so sensitive—the tiniest things seem to get her in a huff. My boss is such a perfectionist that he will halt production to scrutinize the tiniest thing he thinks could be improved.
See also: thing, 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
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