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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.
Creepy Graham (Friday Night Dinner's Mark Heap) continuously clutches his bag for dear life and hen-pecked Fiat
During that time he produced 180 pictures of hen-pecked husbands and their larger-than-life wives.
It's a couples' holiday to celebrate the 50th birthday of Robin (Steve Pemberton), possibly the most hen-pecked, brow-beaten husband to have ever lived.
He plays a hen-pecked, slightly camp, villainous King Rat convincingly along with his partnerin-crime, Queen Rat (Juliet Rimell).
He plays a hen-pecked, slightly camp, villainous King Rat convincingly, along with his partner in crime, Queen Rat (Juliet Rimell).
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 The Office - plays a hen-pecked hubby called Brian who cannot satisfy his wife Dorothy.
MacIntosh, 39 - dimwit Keith in Ricky Gervais's The Office - plays a hen-pecked hubby called Brian who cannot satisfy his wife Dorothy.
It was typical of Bigas Luna, a larger-than-life bon vivant who soon became a one-man-brand, that when Spain followed up the 1975 death of dictator Francisco Franco with a splurge of tits-and-bums quickies, Bigas Luna's second feature, 1978's Bilbao, played on the new sexual liberties to portray a hen-pecked husband who kidnaps a prostitute to slake his sexual frustrations.
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.