He that would the daughter win, must with the mother first begin

he that would the daughter win must with the mother first begin

proverb If a man has romantic feelings for a particular woman, and especially if he has aspirations of marrying her, then he better make a positive impression on her mother. If you really like this girl, bring her mother flowers too. He that would the daughter win must with the mother first begin.
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He that would the daughter win, must with the mother first begin.

Prov. If you want to marry a woman, you should find a way to impress her mother, so that the mother will favor her marrying you. Harry: I think I want to marry Gina. Bill: Don't propose to her until you're sure her mother is on your side. He that would the daughter win, must with the mother first begin.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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