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henpecked

Of a man, thoroughly and continually dominated, intimidated, bullied, or browbeaten by a woman, especially his wife or girlfriend. John used to be the most adventurous, spontaneous guy I knew, but since he got married, he's become totally henpecked. I hope I never become some henpecked husband like my father was.
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They were spirited to Asia, spirited to Germany, so spirited to Great Britain that the international attitude of the mother country to her great daughter was constantly compared in contemporary caricature to that between a hen-pecked husband and a vicious young wife.
The BBC for much of the period resembled a hen-pecked husband just waiting to be given a good kicking''
Simon Gregson (above left) has been hilariously superb as hen-pecked Steve.
BEST COMEDY PER PERFORMANCE Steve McDonald/Coronation Street Simon Gregson (above left) has been hilariously superb as hen-pecked Steve.
The hen-pecked salesman snapped in spectacular style after his wife started going on and on about his more successful younger brother, the washing machine and even his choice of tie.
Les Dennis was at times slightly hammy yet entertaining in his portrayal of hen-pecked husband Victor Smiley, whose rows with wife Joan (excellently played by Claire Goose) provided much of the laughter in the packed theatre.
MacIntosh, 39 - dimwit Keith in Ricky Gervais's The Office - plays a hen-pecked hubby called Brian who cannot satisfy his wife Dorothy.
MacIntosh, 39 - dimwit Keith in The Office - plays a hen-pecked hubby called Brian who cannot satisfy his wife Dorothy.
The bin man with that smile Such a lovely guy watched you all the while The dear lodger of Hilda and her hen-pecked hubby Stan To see you on the telly I was a number one fan The hero in that string vest 'couch potato'' youmay say But she really held you dear Hyacinth Bouquet You kept up your appearances with doe eyed wife dear Daisy Such a character 'Onslow'' drinking beer and being lazy Then you had a few visits with our own Barbara and Jim Royle A call from mate Twiggy got the kettle on the boil
Y flat is known as 'the haven' among my peer group, a place where hen-pecked husbands can get away from the rigours of married life, and it was full to bursting on Monday night with so many relationships having recently ended or on the verge of collapse.
Given in an English translation by Arsenault and Dionne Sellinger, Fynn's staging achieved a delightful counterpoint between the broad humor of a hen-pecked husband dealing with an imperious wife and two obnoxious step-daughters and the anguished romance of the principals.
The gossip mags would have us believe that he's a hen-pecked, cross-dressing cage fighter whose every move is ruled by his wife Jordan.
But the week after Karren Brady told the girls to calm down, it seems the men in t he show a r e fe el i ng hen-pecked.
Such excessive snobbery makes life difficult for those around her, especially long-suffering, hen-pecked husband Richard.
A HEN-PECKED man who was abused and nagged for 30 years before he stabbed his partner to death was jailed for four years and eight months yesterday.