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


happy families

BrE BrE//ˌhæpi ˈfæməliz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhæpi ˈfæməliz//
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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.