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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''
Meanwhile, veteran actress Sian Phillips played domineering wife Mrs Pugh and Jonathan Pryce played her hen-pecked husband, who dreams of poisoning his other half.
Other outstanding performances came from Sophie Melville, as the shrill and domineering Mrs Pugh, and Richard Elfyn, who played her hen-pecked husband.
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.
Mr Chieftain, chicken drumstick in hand, may well have been a fearsome warrior in the outside world, but back home he was just another hen-pecked husband who was bossed around by his domineering wife.
A HEN-PECKED husband faked his own kidnapping in front of his terrified wife so he could party with pals.
Paul Ritter, who plays hen-pecked husband Martin, adds: "She is pretty severe.
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.
What a mug A HEN-PECKED husband is facing jail for faking his own kidnapping after blowing pounds 300 on a 10-hour bender.
Kidnapped," nodded her hen-pecked husband, tutting at the memory.
Such excessive snobbery makes life difficult for those around her, especially long-suffering hen-pecked husband Richard.
Instead Burt and Verona ponder moving to a new city, exploring possible locations in the company of former boss Lily (Allison Janney) and her hen-pecked husband Lowell (Jim Gaffigan), who give parents a bad name, and feminist friend Ellen (Maggie Gyllenhaal), who has very strict views on raising her brood.
Kossoff, well known for his role as hen-pecked husband Alf Larkins in Fifties TV series The Larkins, had been ill for a number of months.
PAT is worried about Barry and urges Natalie to kiss and make up with her hen-pecked husband.