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Meddlesome Matty

One who involves oneself in others' problems or affairs. Why are you being such a Meddlesome Matty? I can solve this problem on my own!
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I hope Africa will embrace democracy and overcome the meddlesome British.
Add a meddlesome, live-in mother-in-law; a dog; Marilyn's own mother; a foster sister; and all their problems--this would not be a good time to be pregnant.
Only a meddlesome court would still feel the need to pontificate, and that is what Canada has--a very meddlesome Supreme Court.
As usual, Joan Cusack, as Helen's meddlesome older sister, handles the comedy lines with aplomb.
Just when people thought they were rid of meddlesome Basil Fawlty up pops Ed Wells to show that the bumbling hotelier is alive and well and living in North Wales.
I discovered that Auntie Suu's sudden changes in attitude from flexible to hard-line almost always coincided with the increase in number of visits of meddlesome foreigners -- especially, politicians and diplomats form a big western power,'' said a commentary by an unnamed author that appeared in state-run newspapers.
Some of Martha Burk's critics have labeled her a meddlesome troublemaker.
Thirty-seven years ago, a collection of essays edited by Martin Duberman (The Abolitionist Vanguard: New Essays on the Abolitionists [Princeton UP, 19651) challenged the conventional wisdom that the radical abolitionists who began to form in 1830 were a disruptive, meddlesome, dangerous, and often pathological set of fanatics who fanned sectional tension, threatened the nation's stability and unity, and, ultimately, played a large role in unleashing a massive national bloodletting.
They view the plans' limitations as improper, meddlesome, or, at worst, sacrilegious and immoral.
The "concerned" government quickly becomes a meddlesome government, whose cumbersome political processes could easily lead it to do more bad than good.
Many rail against meddlesome bureaucrats and secular social workers, condemn church, state separation and lambaste public schools and other public services.
Meikle, "A meddlesome princess: Anna of Denmark and Scottish court pol itics, 1589-1603"; Grant G.
Martin bridged and expanded worlds that might never have interacted if it weren't for his singularly meddlesome presence.
Or did the highest officials make the same kind of indirect suggestions that the English King Henry II did to encourage his knights to murder the principled archbishop Thomas Becket--some modern version of "Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?
headlines after particularly prominent acts of savagery such as the rape and murder of four American church women, the assassination of an archbishop as he said Mass, or the brutal liquidation of a group of meddlesome Jesuits.