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bonus daughter

An alternative to the title "step-daughter," which is a female child of a step-parent who assumed the parental role through marriage to one of the child's original (usually biological) parents. Most commonly, the step-parent is the second spouse of one of the child's biological parents. My bonus daughter comes to visit her father and me every other weekend.
See also: bonus, daughter

daughter of the manse

A daughter of a minister, typically Presbyterian. Primarily heard in UK, Scotland. Though a daughter of the manse, Theresa was an ardent atheist.
See also: daughter, manse, of

favorite daughter

A well-known woman, especially a politician, who is supported and celebrated by people in her hometown. Rose was clearly the favorite daughter of her hometown of Bozeman, Montana.
See also: daughter, favorite

gunner's daughter

obsolete A cannon or other such armament used on a naval vessel, to which seamen were bound so as to receive lashings during corporal punishment. (Usually used with the verbs "marry", "kiss", or "hug".) I was forced to marry the gunner's daughter for attempting to bring about a mutiny on the ship.
See also: daughter

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

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.

kiss the gunner's daughter

obsolete naval Of a seaman, to be bound to a cannon or other such armament and flogged or lashed as corporal punishment. The first mate ended up kissing the gunner's daughter for attempting to bring about a mutiny on the ship.
See also: daughter, kiss

like father, like son

Said when a son shows similarities to his father in mannerisms, interests, behavior, etc. Tommy's headstrong and impatient—like father, like son. A: "My only interest is in making money." B: "Like father, like son, I see."
See also: like, son

like mother, like daughter

Said when a daughter takes after her mother in terms of mannerisms, interests, behavior, etc. Tammy's headstrong and impatient—like mother, like daughter. A: "My only interest is in making money." B: "Like mother, like daughter, I see."
See also: daughter, like

marry the gunner's daughter

obsolete naval Of a seaman, to be bound to a cannon or other such armament and flogged or lashed as corporal punishment. The first mate ended up marrying the gunner's daughter for attempting to bring about a mutiny on the ship.
See also: daughter, marry

only daughter

One's only female child. I'm so sad to send my only daughter off to college! Sure, my dad showed my sister some favoritism—she's his only daughter, after all.
See also: daughter

step-daughter

A female child of a step-parent who assumed the parental role through marriage to one of the child's original (usually biological) parents. Most commonly, the step-parent is the second spouse of one of the child's biological parents. My step-daughter comes to visit her father and me every other weekend.

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.

like father, like son

Prov. Fathers and sons resemble each other, and sons tend to do what their fathers did before them. Jill: George's father smoked all the time, and now George is smoking excessively, too. Jane: Like father, like son, eh? I think my son will grow up tall, just like his father. Like father, like son.
See also: like, son

Like mother, like daughter.

Prov. Daughters resemble their mothers.; Daughters tend to do what their mothers did before them. My mother loved sweets, and every time my father saw me with a cookie in my hand, he would sigh, "Like mother, like daughter." Jill: Gina's beautiful. Jane: Like mother, like daughter; her mother's gorgeous, too.
See also: daughter, like

like father, like son

In the same manner from generation to generation, as in Kevin decided to run for mayor-like father, like son. This ancient proverb has been stated in English in slightly varying versions since the 1300s, sometimes appearing with a counterpart, like mother, like daughter. Thomas Draxe had it in Bibliotheca (1616): "Like father, like son; like mother, like daughter." Also see chip off the old block; follow in someone's footsteps.
See also: like, son

like father, like son

a son's character or behaviour can be expected to resemble that of his father.
The Latin version of this expression is qualis pater, talis filius . The female equivalent, like mother, like daughter , is based on Ezekiel 16:44: ‘Behold, every one that useth proverbs shall use this proverb against thee, saying, As is the mother, so is the daughter’.
See also: like, son

like ˌfather/ˌmother, like ˈson/ˈdaughter

(saying) a child is similar to its father/mother in a particular way: Young Jim is turning out to be as hard-working as his dad — like father, like son.
See also: daughter, father, like, son
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Gloria argues that her bilingual and bicultural abilities enacted within Chicano/Latino norms of daughterly deference ease tensionand reduce the shame many Chicano/Latino clients feel when they seek help from women outside the family circle.
In this play, we see a rare glimpse at the negotiation of the terms of daughterly pietas.
It was somewhat of a miracle, this death and rebirth, because I guess I hadn't always done the daughterly thing.
The Duke's passionate reverence for his daughter demands that he "build a place to lay my Treasure [Eugenia] in." (13) In return, Eugenia's sense of daughterly obedience demands that her soul be "full of gratefull duty," allowing him the "power/ To steere me as you please" (B2v).
"Relunctant Janeites: Daughterly Value in Jane Austen and Sarat Chandra Chatterjee's Swami." In The Postcolonial Jane Austen, edited by You-me Park and Rajeswari Sunder Rajan, 141-62.
They were daunting poems to respond to; I didn't so much try to "reply" to them as to just be with her in them, in a sort of daughterly, companionable way.
It's an education to watch Dukakis and Cox joust and jab at one another's weak spots, but no matter how pointed the sparring gets, it sticks to the obvious issues of maternal envy, dissatisfaction and daughterly resentment.
In these narratives, daughterly defiance is so irremediable that social order can be restored only with the daughter's banishment and death.
Vreeland fictively examines the damage caused by the "brutal telling"--an actual event in which Carr's father disclosed the facts of life to her in a manner that destroyed her daughterly affection forever.
When she entered the Wong household, she slipped into her old pattern of withdrawal and she performed her usual daughterly duties ...
China, Fibrilles's content conveys, provides Leiris with a nurture/comfort that appears distinctly maternal (F 8, 35, 36, 208, 209-10, 276, 281); confronts him with forms of feminine display that, we intuit, stimulate his erotic sensibility (F 30, 39, 43, 192); and exposes him to responses that, daughterly in their tenor (F 35, 37, 39, 278, 281), consolidate his masculinity by appealing to its paternal aspect.
We are told that as a young girl she was "eager -- perhaps overeager -- to please him." (16) We learn that when she was pondering whether or not to accept the invitation to Kingsley Hall, she was "hampered in her decision-making by her devotion to her father, and her feelings of guilt at having left him alone for a year." (45) When she decided to return home after her European travels, the author tells us "not surprisingly, her father played a large role in her dreams, reflecting a daughterly love underscored by guilt and a strong desire to rebel." (69) After Rev.
According to Rody, in positing history within a "symbolic structure of daughterly engagement with the maternal past," these works signify the arrival of a new type of historical novel authored by women who, through the very act of writing, define themselves as the legitimate heirs (and perhaps even arbiters) of group history.
Perceiving a palimpsest of historical and diegetic daughterly invocations of present/absent mothers, Adriana Cerne reads the filmic interplay between mother and daughter, which she describes in a phrase from Cixous as a 'beautiful homosexuality', as a replay of the mother-daughter relationships in the famous case-history of Freud's recalcitrant patient 'Dora' in which the film alludes to Dora's dream of being in a strange city and getting a letter from her mother.