Meaning of “fairy godmother” in the English Dictionary

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"fairy godmother" in British English

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fairy godmothernoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˌfeə.ri ˈɡɒd.mʌð.ər/ us /ˌfer.i ˈɡɑːd.mʌð.ɚ/

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 another five years.

(Definition of “fairy godmother” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)