in a family way

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in a/the family way

euphemism Pregnant. Did you hear the good news? Kristin is in the family way!
See also: family, way
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*in a family way

 and *in the family way
Fig. pregnant. (*Typically: be ~; get someone ~.) I've heard that Mrs. Smith is in a family way. Our dog is in the family way.
See also: family, way
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in a family way

and in the family way
mod. pregnant. I hear that Britney is in a family way.
See also: family, way
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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