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