the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street

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the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street

A nickname for the Bank of England (which is located on Threadneedle Street in London). Primarily heard in UK. You can try all you want, but you won't get a penny from the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street.
See also: lady, of, old, street
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Some expect the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street to move as early as August this year; others don't expect UK rates to rise until 2012.
After all, the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street is nowhere near as adventurous (or rash?
The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street is legally immune from being sued for negligence, and the liquidators - accountants Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu - are aiming to prove "bad faith" and dishonesty on the part of supervisory staff.
The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street was left red-faced after the resignation of Ms Hogg, just two weeks after she took up the post.
Speaking at the Resolution Foundation think tank, Mr Weale said: "The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street is not a nurse to markets.
If the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street had cut interest rates faster we might not be in such a deep recession.