at (one's) mother's knee

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at (one's) mother's knee

From one's mother, typically when one was a child. I learned how to bake at my mother's knee when I was just a girl.
See also: knee

at your mother's (or father's) knee

at an early age.
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at your ˌmother’s ˈknee

when you were very young: I learnt these songs at my mother’s knee.
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Because I learned to stitch and sew at my mother's knee.
Paul was born on June 14, 1955, in St Catherine's Hospital, Tranmere, and in his book At My Mother's Knee ...
"But there are also some I learned at my mother's knee and some which family and friends from Dewsbury have passed on to me," said Margaret.
The devil rides out!" The follow-up to At My Mother's Knee is, if anything, even more hilarious and outrageous.
E follow-up to successful 008 childhood memoir At My Mother's Knee, The Devil Rides Out explores Paul O'Grady's early, pre-fame adult years, the trials and tribulations.
The follow-up to successful 2008 childhood memoir At My Mother's Knee, The Devil Rides Out explores Paul O'Grady's early, pre-fame adult years, the trials and tribulations.
Following the runaway success of At My Mother's Knee, the first volume of his autobiography published two years ago, The Devil Rides Out, the second in the trilogy, takes readers from his days as a rebellious teenager in Birkenhead through his various jobs and early days of Lily Savage.
* List compiled by Waterstones, Captain Cook Square, Middlesbrough 1 Angels And Demons by Dan Brown (Corgi, pounds 7.99) 2 D-Day by Antony Beevor (Viking, pounds 25) 3 The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (W& N, pounds 18.99) 4 Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (Atom, pounds 6.99) = New Moon by Stephenie Meyer (Atom, pounds 6.99) 5 Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (Atom, pounds 6.99) = Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Atom, pounds 6.99) 6 At My Mother's Knee by Paul O'Grady (Bantam, pounds 7.99) 7 The Whole Way Through by Patrick Gale (4th Estate, pounds 7.99) 8 The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters (Virago, pounds 16.99) 9 The Other Hand by Chris Cleave (Sceptre, pounds 6.99) 10 Devil May Care by Sebastian Faulks (Penguin, pounds 7.99)
O'Grady's first effort, At My Mother's Knee and Other Low Joints, topped last year's non-fiction hardback list.
The former drag queen - who shot to fame as Lily Savage - has also been finishing his autobiography, At My Mother's Knee ...And Other Low Joints.
Another thing I learned at my mother's knee was to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, latch on to the affirmative and--well, you get the idea.
It's a busy time for the 56-year-old who is also in the middle of penning the third, and he insists final, part of his autobiography following the best-selling At My Mother's Knee...
Even while still at my mother's knee (I am 68 now) I was taught that two wrongs do not make a right.
4 (2) At My Mother's Knee: The Autobiography, Paul O'Grady
Another first for O'Grady is the publication of his autobiography, At My Mother's Knee: And Other Low Joints, on September 24.