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a mother hen

A person who looks out for the welfare of others, especially to a fussy, intrusive, or overprotective degree. Jenny can be a bit of a mother hen when we're out at the bars. I wish she would just relax a little and let us have a good time! My dad is pretty relaxed about most things, but he can be a bit of a mother hen when it comes to who I hang out with.
See also: hen, mother
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In due course Jack, who's been in a relationship that has lasted many years, dies, leaving some of his employees disconsolate because their mother hen is gone.
My friends call me Mother Hen because I like looking after everyone," she said.
Shameless star Tina, who also takes on directing duties, returns as Mrs Dean, queen of the household and a frazzled mother hen to her adult children, all of whom still live at home.
We will display our banner of a beautiful mother hen and her baby chick proclaiming "What Wings are For
OSV usually harvests its hens' eggs for use in its food program but one mother hen deftly hid hers in a hayloft.
Mum-of-two Yvie, who still works with former winners Leona, Leon Jackson and Shane Ward, added: "I feel like a mother hen and am very protective of all the acts.
They are The Mother Hen, typified by Fern Britton, who is nurturing, warm and approachable who everyone turns to for advice.
He's like a mother hen telling me what to eat and to get more sleep.
SO much for mother hen Jose Mourinho's analogy about Chelsea's spring chickens being eggs waiting to be hatched.
Their sister Jade, 10, who was described as a beautiful princess, had also become like a mother hen to her siblings while the youngest of the six, five-year-old Jayden, who was said to look up to his older brothers, was nicknamed the miracle baby after being born prematurely.
But mostly Caroline's more of a mother hen to singer-guitarist James Allan, guitarist Rab Allan and bassist Paul O'Donoghue.
Mrs Moores is said to have seen herself as a Nancy Dell'Olio-type figure and a mother hen to the England cricket WAGs.
Atlanta-based Chickin Feed was launched in 2007 after Mother Hen developed the Nutrition Tracking Board to help her family be more conscious about their food choices.
And Winehouse, who is playing three sets over the weekend, has been clucking around, protecting her man like a mother hen.