in the family way


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in the family way

also in a family way
pregnant Have you heard that Jean's in the family way?
Usage notes: used by people who think it is not polite to say pregnant, or for humorous effect, and sometimes used in the form put someone in the family way (to make someone pregnant): They plan to get married now that he's put her in the family way.
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in the family way

  (old-fashioned)
pregnant Have you heard that Jean's in the family way?
See run in the family
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in the family way

Pregnant, as in Mary's in the family way again. This euphemistic expression dates from the late 1700s and may be dying out.
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in the family way

verb
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in the family way

Pregnant.
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