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English definition of “fairy godmother”

fairy godmother

noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
a magical character in some children's stories who helps someone who is in trouble: Cinderella's fairy godmother helped her go to the ball. someone who unexpectedly arrives to solve your problems or make good things happen to you: The company played fairy godmother by deciding to sponsor the club for a further five years.
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