Definition of happy families noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

happy families

 noun
noun
BrE
 
; NAmE
 
[uncountable]
 
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  • a children’s card game played with special cards with pictures of family members on them. The aim is to get as many whole families as possible.
  • Idioms to do things that normal happy families do, especially when you want it to appear that your family is happy I'm not going to play happy families just for the benefit of your parents.