Definition of Hollywood ending in English:

Hollywood ending

Line breaks: Holly|wood end¦ing

noun

1A conventional ending in a film, typically regarded as sentimental or simplistic and often featuring an improbably positive outcome.
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  • They must wait a bit longer for their classical Hollywood ending.
  • Whether her story will have a Hollywood ending isn't clear just yet.
  • Inevitable Hollywood ending aside, Bad Santa doesn't stray too far from its black comedy roots.
1.1An improbably fortunate or happy outcome to a real-life situation: his first 100 days as governor could still have a Hollywood ending Cliff and his parents had never been close, so we couldn’t expect some sort of Hollywood ending
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  • The word we're getting from his office is, don't expect some Hollywood ending.
  • Unfortunately, the plaintiffs' business venture did not have a happy Hollywood ending.
  • Whether her story will have a Hollywood ending isn't clear just yet.

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