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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Well, the Micra proved roomier on the inside than we could have imagined; the hatchback and foldaway rear seats provided ample room for our possessions; and the tininess of the car was a blessing as we found many of the back roads that we wound up on, either deliberately or accidentally, often seemed barely as wide as a double bed, making passing approaching vehicles a heart-in-the-mouth adventure on occasion.
Will the child not remember the second one better as more conforming and less disproportionate with regard to the tininess of his mind?
Since it's claimed that Pan loved you, At the moment when Jupiter changed you Into this black tininess, If Pan was just an old ram, Dirty and dungy, a stinking lout, The story's not hard to believe.
The tininess of the camp saw belies the importance of the occasion as we leave the car and begin our search.
Put another way, considering the relative tininess of community pharmacy's revenues and lobbying budget compared with other sectors of the health care system, their level of identification is outstanding.
Another happy Oz triangle in which everyone relinquishes something -- comic in the tininess of its solution, capacious in its insistence that no one owns the truth, Ozite in the irony that this little civilization without territorial boundaries is exactly what the Jews had for almost two millennia.
KLAIPEDA - If you are whimpering about the tininess of Lithuania and, therefore, its few opportunities to cause ripples internationally, then the success story of Sedes Regia, an interior design studio, might evoke a good portion of envy in you.
2000b]), while in round to nearest and round up underflow is due to tininess after rounding and inexactness, but without denormalization loss (called v-underflow in Coonen [1984] and Cuyt et al.
she became with all that dower sweeping savagely in and inevitably withdrawing, hypnotised, and the two senses of that vastness and this tininess .