Cinderella dance

noun

Definition of Cinderella dance 

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: a dancing party that is to end at midnight

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History and Etymology for Cinderella dance

so called from the episode in the Cinderella fairy tale in which Cinderella's fine raiment and equipage, metamorphosed by her fairy godmother from baser materials to enable her to attend a royal ball, are converted to their original state at the stroke of midnight

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