to play happy families
- to spend time with your family or partner and to outwardly give the impression of
being happy (although this may not be the case)
Example Sentences Including 'to play happy families'
DEIDRE SAYS: Give up trying to play happy families and see your boyfriend as your treat every other weekend.
Sun, News of the World (2001)
It is unfair for Hilary to expect him to play happy families.
Sun, News of the World (1999)
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