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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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Viewers who ran this gauntlet of cuteness and emerged with their suspicious natures intact could discover (or at least imagine) occasional cracks in the shiny happy facade of Loefke's universe: a tiny but possibly ominous tongue of blood red fabric beneath a cheery little ankle-high creature; a pair of paper collages in which it actually seemed to be (gasp!) raining.
The congregation's support in donations of time, talents and materials was key to Tiny Tots' initial success.
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And as house prices soar, housing stock diminishes, and the way we live changes, more people are swapping traditional homes for tiny houses.
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Tiny founded Pixel Union in 2009 and sold a majority stake to Teligence Capital in 2014.
The tiny home movement has been covered by news and media outlets across the nation (Folk, 2018; Wilkinson, 2011; Patel, 2015) as demand for smaller and more affordable living alternatives continues to grow (Bahney, 2018).
Tiny Lives has taken a 10-year lease on its new premises and has spent several weeks developing the building's new layout, with baby changing facilities, family-friendly areas, meeting space and areas for groups to get together and support each other.
This "Tiny House" is a not your ordinary brick & mortar traditional fashion boutique.
Tiny Rick's cafe opened earlier this year and was met with excitement from cereal and board game enthusiasts alike.
Tiny Toones uses hip-hop training and education to reach underprivileged children, helping them to avoid gangs, drugs and crime.
The tiny house movement has transformed the way many people look at housing and how it can help them downsize not only their residences, but also their lives.
IBM put forward five technology predictions for the next five years at its annual Think event, which includes the use of tiny computers as small as a grain of salt to make blockchain application more secure.
Called Tiny Siesta, it's a collection of 10 or so tiny houses that you rent for the night, like a hotel room.