The hand that rocks the cradle


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The hand that rocks the cradle (rules the world).

something that you say which means women are very powerful because they have most influence over the way in which children develop into adults The article claimed that most of the world's dictators had very domineering mothers. You know what they say, the hand that rocks the cradle.
See could do with one arm tied behind back, hand over the baton, bite the hand that feeds, force hand, hold hand, keep hand in, lay a hand on, lend a hand, live hand to mouth, overplay hand, raise hand against, show hand, throw in hand, tip hand, try hand at, turn hand to, wait on hand and foot, on the one hand...on the other hand, give to on a plate, give to on a platter, have fingers in the till
See also: cradle, hand, rock
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On the surface, The Gift harks back to 1990s psychological thrillers such as The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, which planted a murderous cuckoo in the nest of a picture-perfect American family.
4 THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE (1992) MOVE over Mary Poppins.
It's that day of the year when once again we are reminded that the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.
An] incongruous mashup of a very self-consciously literary novel (invoking the likes of Chekhov) and one of those psychological horror films like Single White Female or The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, in which someone, ominously, is not who she appears to be.
Ideologues may believe the US is doing the right thing by siding with freedom-seeking Egyptians angered that their fledgling democracy could be nothing more than a sham as long as the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) remains the hand that rocks the cradle, forgetting America's long history of forging military and economic bonds with dictators and oppressors along with its cozy relationship with Ankara even during an era when power rested with the Turkish armed forces.
Kuala Lumpur, June 10 ( ANI ): The highest number of child abusers turn out to be the hand that rocks the cradle - the victim's mother, a shocking new study has revealed.
The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world, wrote the American poet William Ross Wallace (1819-81).
Now, in spite of my view that Margaret Thatcher was the worst thing ever to happen to the body politic in the UK, I have long held the view that the absence of the hand that rocks the cradle in the power structure in my country and other Western nations is an abomination that I find hard to understand.
IN this generic thriller with shades of Fatal Attraction and The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, high-flying executive Derek Charles (Idris Elba) has a beautiful wife Sharon (Beyonce Knowles), a young son and a new home .
AS A nod towards the recently hospitalised Morrissey, responsible for perhaps the most evocative piece of alliteration in pop music history - Ceiling shadows shimmy by, from The Hand That Rocks The Cradle - it's off to Catterick, where, alliteratively speaking, sometimes switching stands' side in the straight on a soft surface in sprints is a shrewd strategy.
Obsessed is a generic thriller that plunders merrily from Fatal Attraction and The Hand That Rocks The Cradle.
Obsessed is a generic thriller with a script by David Loughery that plunders merrily from Fatal Attraction and The Hand That Rocks The Cradle.
Actress, best known for her sinister role in The Hand That Rocks The Cradle.
According to proverb, what does the hand that rocks the cradle do?
MUSCAT Eoe1/4" The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.