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the lady of the house

A woman who looks after and runs the house; the matriarch of a family or household. I'm afraid you'll have to ask the lady of the house, as she's the one who makes those sorts of decisions around here.
See also: house, lady, of
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A BOGUS water board official fled in Ynysybwl when challenged for formal ID by the 82-year-old lady of the house.
When answering the telephone, she greets the caller with "The Bouquet residence, the lady of the house speaking".
After six cars drove past me I asked the lady of the house living just where my car stopped.
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You can look forward to four nights of fun starting from Friday, July 1 with Betty Boudoir and the lady of the house, Hyacinth Bucket.
They would stand on bun, cabriole or pad feet and be decorated with beadwork, tapestry or other embroidery often worked by the lady of the house.
So, after a quarter of a century, how does the lady of the house feel about the hordes tramping around her home and garden?
Morticia was the lady of the house, and along with husband Gomez looked the most normal of the lot.
Rogers' Neighborhood'' and ``The Jetsons,'' but the actual story - Brian the family dog has some bizarre pseudo-Oedipal crush on the lady of the house, while evil, Peter Lorre-esque infant Stewie stews about menacingly in the background - is a snoozer.
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And whether it be mum or the lady of the house, almost all of them make their mind up within just five minutes of walking into a prospective home, proving that first impressions really do count
IN bygone days the lady of the house would have alighted from her horse drawn carriage under the shelter of her portico before entering her home.
One thing I remember is how cold the lady of the house (Nicoletta) was.
The former EastEnders star plays a struggling, never-been actor who needs other work to make a living, and can hardly believe his luck when the lady of the house offers him a lump sum to help cope with an impending showdown over an affair she has been having.
Roles can, of course, be reversed or even shared but essentially there's domestic bliss for the lady of the house and DIY heaven for 'im outdoors.