in a family way(redirected from get someone in a family way)
in a/the family way
euphemism Pregnant. Did you hear the good news? Kristin is in the family way! I never expected to find myself in a family way so soon after getting married, but I'm thrilled!
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*in a family wayand *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.
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in a family wayand in the family way
mod. pregnant. I hear that Britney is in a family way.
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