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The meaning of "fairytale ending"

" Fairytale ending "
Meaning:
A happy simplistic ending to a story similar to those found in fairy tales.
Example:
Disney stories are great for kids, but their fairytale endings don't match real life for adults.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, late 19th century. Used in a magazine article by Charles Dickens.
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