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mama's boy

A boy or man who is particularly close with his mother to the point of being overly dependent on her. Lynn dumped Mark because he was such a mama's boy and always ran to her to fix his problems.
See also: boy

go home to mama

to give up something-such as a marriage-and return to one's mother's home. I've had it. I'm going home to mama. Mary left him and went home to mama.
See also: home, mama

mama's boy

A sissy, especially a boy or man excessively attached to his mother. For example, The children called Tom a mama's boy because he ran home with every little problem. This sexist expression has survived despite its pejorative tone. [Colloquial; mid-1800s]
See also: boy

mama bear

n. a policewoman. (see also lady bear.) As we came under the bridge, we saw a mama bear sitting in a pigmobile.
See also: bear, mama

My mama didn’t raise no dummy

sent. I’m not stupid. Sure I know the difference between good and bad. My mama didn’t raise no dummy.
See also: dummy, mama, raise

red-hot mama

n. an exciting woman; a sexually exciting or excited woman. I’m no red-hot mama, just a country girl.
See also: mama

yo mama

interj. so you say. (Black.) Not enough bread! Yo mama.
See also: mama, yo

red-hot mama

A woman who is sexy in a flashy and obvious way. The phrase reached its maximum popularity through an early 20th-century entertainer named Sophie Tucker, who billed herself as “the Last of the Red Hot Mamas” (history fails to reveal who was the first). Nothing about her was shy or demure—one of her songs began, “You've got to see Mama ev'ry night or you can't see Mama at all.” As a description of a woman who appealed to male carnal appetites, the phrase was used by men and often, like Ms. Tucker, by the women themselves.
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It was the best birthday surprise ever," said Mama.
He shouldn't climb in that big garbage can because it's dirty and nasty and smelly like Mama says but his green coat is already dirty so he probably was in there before so he can go in there again and he'll be okay.
MAMA and Einstein Wireless will work with several Wisconsin organizations and groups such as Broadjam and Rick's Cafe to help promote and expand music potential among youth in Wisconsin.
Mama took the hat and set it on top of the breadbox.
With the 1995 publication of his novel Somebody Else's Mama, David Haynes gently alters that received and gendered literary genealogy: He chooses "somebody else's" foremother.
However, as the Mama of Rosa and Blanca said, "You can never have too many tomatoes, and you can never have too much corn.
I thought that looks like a dress Mama would wear and I bought it.
Mama would hold a nickel and say you were born the same year, with no regard for the date on that particular coin.
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