Caesar's wife


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Caesar's wife

A woman whose ethics should not be questioned. A Roman emperor's wife was deemed to be above reproach; if her morals were called in question, it was a serious problem to her husband's image and political and social power. The phrase came down over the centuries to be applied to any woman, married to a leader or not, whose behavior was—or should be—beyond criticism. (According to the historian Suetonius, what Julius Caesar actually said translates as “My wife should be as much free from suspicion of a crime as she is from a crime itself.”)
See also: wife
References in classic literature ?
I feel myself as far above suspicion as Caesar's wife.
Like Caesar's wife, our elected representatives should be above suspicion.
In assuming such responsibility, Caesar's wife must be beyond proverbial reproach.
Invoking the famous quote, " Caesar's wife must be above suspicion", Kejriwal said, " There is a lot of controversy about the new house and I have received many phone calls from friends and followers asking me to not move into the new flats.
She further added, "Not only Caesar's wife, but Caesar too must be above suspicion,"
While this provides a baseline standard that is certainly more flexible than the standard applied to Caesar's wife, it is not necessarily clear how to apply this test.
You almost have to try to be Caesar's wife - you don't want anything that even looks like a conflict," Bill Ratliff said.
Al-Hayat, when it comes to the relationship with Kuwait, is above suspicion, like Caesar's wife.
Caesar's wife, although often mentioned, hardly features in the play.
Phoebe Calboutin, 10, who is playing Caesar's wife, said: "It's been really fun and interesting rehearsing the play.
Like Caesar's wife, the Interior Ministry should be above suspicion - and should make sure that its benefactors are too.
Is he capable of being like Caesar's wife, above reproach, considering the political and personal allegiance constraints he still intends to hang on to?
The most popular look is the white ankle-length frock and the sculpted, braided hair, that's somewhere between Caesar's wife and Abigail's Party in its derivation, but there are other highlights - the shoes straight out of The Munsters, the eyebrows drawn on with a child's felt tip, the mums in skirts that were surely meant to have a closer relationship with the knees than that.
Members of Congress, like Caesar's wife, should be above suspicion.
Unlike Tharoor, Krishna didn't make any excuses about his cardinal lapse that like Caesar, Caesar's wife also needed to be seen to be clean and pure and above board.