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mama's boy

A boy or man who is particularly close with his mother to the point of being overly dependent on her. Lynn dumped Mark because he was such a mama's boy and always ran to her to fix his problems.
See also: boy

go home to mama

to give up something-such as a marriage-and return to one's mother's home. I've had it. I'm going home to mama. Mary left him and went home to mama.
See also: home, mama

a mummy's/mother's boy

  (British & Australian) also a mama's boy (American)
a boy or man who allows his mother to have too much influence on him Derek's a bit of a mummy's boy. He finished with his last girlfriend because his mother disapproved. He was often depicted as a weak-willed mama's boy with a domineering mother.
See the boy next door
See also: boy

mama's boy

A sissy, especially a boy or man excessively attached to his mother. For example, The children called Tom a mama's boy because he ran home with every little problem. This sexist expression has survived despite its pejorative tone. [Colloquial; mid-1800s]
See also: boy

mama bear

n. a policewoman. (see also lady bear.) As we came under the bridge, we saw a mama bear sitting in a pigmobile.
See also: bear, mama

My mama didn’t raise no dummy

sent. I’m not stupid. Sure I know the difference between good and bad. My mama didn’t raise no dummy.
See also: dummy, mama, raise

red-hot mama

n. an exciting woman; a sexually exciting or excited woman. I’m no red-hot mama, just a country girl.
See also: mama

yo mama

interj. so you say. (Black.) Not enough bread! Yo mama.
See also: mama, yo

red-hot mama

A woman who is sexy in a flashy and obvious way. The phrase reached its maximum popularity through an early 20th-century entertainer named Sophie Tucker, who billed herself as “the Last of the Red Hot Mamas” (history fails to reveal who was the first). Nothing about her was shy or demure—one of her songs began, “You've got to see Mama ev'ry night or you can't see Mama at all.” As a description of a woman who appealed to male carnal appetites, the phrase was used by men and often, like Ms. Tucker, by the women themselves.
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Alongside the recent investment from BlueGem, the strengthened leadership team and the support of our colleagues, we are confident we are taking the steps necessary to protect the Mamas & Papas brand and help it to achieve its future potential.
Daniel Butters, partner at Deloitte, said: "The vote in favour of the CVA enables Mamas & Papas to revise lease terms and proceed with its wider restructuring plan - benefiting creditors, members, employees, suppliers and trade partners alike.
The Mamas & Papas Travel System is sure to be one of the first items on every parent's shopping list.
Pay a visit to the Mamas & Papas Nursery & Toy Superstore for a free demonstration of this and many other products that are currently available from Mamas & Papas.
TodaysMama is an ever-evolving, collaborative experience, and we invite mamas everywhere - to discover all that TodaysMama has to offer them, and all they have to offer other mamas.
com Blog Directory: This directory, which augments the TodaysMama site's Expand Your Perspective section, directs readers to a broad array of Webloggers in numerous categories - from the impressions of a Palestinian refugee journalist mama to the experiences of a libertarian homeschooler - and even a few Papa bloggers.
As a maternity brand that puts fashion at the heart of what we do, the partnership with Mamas & Papas is perfect for the customer looking for affordable catwalk trends at a click.
The Mamas & Papas range will be available across the Shop Direct Group of channels from February, 2010.
Mamas and Papas first set foot in Dubai in April last year by launching a concession at the Harvey Nichols department store in the Mall of the Emirates.
Allen Hill, international franchise associate director for Mamas & Papas, said: "The concession, which covers 750sq ft, has provided the ideal launch pad for larger format Mamas & Papas stores such as Mercato.
This online directory will allow visitors to support their local Mama by finding and using Mama-owned businesses.
Intimate interviews with group members John and Michelle Phillips and Denny Doherty reveal fascinating details about The Mamas & The Papas, from memories of how the band came together and insight into the turbulent group dynamics to stories behind the songs.
Neurosmith will begin taking orders for more than 30 Mamas & Papas items immediately, with products shipping in September 2003.
Happy Birthday to Mama, Happy Birthday to Mama," she sang.
This relationship with MAMA is not only about finding and encouraging incredibly talented Wisconsin musicians, but also about broadening the reach of our local music scene through concerts, online music downloads, and supporting 'the independent lifestyle' through the use of mobile music devices," said John Altamura, president of Einstein Wireless.