HyperDic: fairy_story

English > 2 senses of the expression fairy story:
NOUNcommunicationfairy story, fairytale, fairy talea story about fairies
communicationfairy story, fairytale, fairy tale, cock-and-bull story, song and dancean interesting but highly implausible / implausible story
English > fairy story: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA story about fairies; told to amuse children.
Synonymsfairytale, fairy tale
Category ofBluebeard(fairytale) a monstrous villain who marries seven women
Broadernarrative, narration, story, taleA message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events
Spanishcuento de hadas
Catalanconte de fades
English > fairy story: 2 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningAn interesting but highly implausible / implausible story; often told as an excuse.
Synonymsfairytale, fairy tale, cock-and-bull story, song and dance
Broaderfib, story, tale, tarradiddle, taradiddleA trivial lie
Spanishcamelo, cuento chino, patraña
Catalanbandomeria, enganyifa, falòrnia

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