the hand that rocks the cradle (rules the world)

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the hand that rocks the cradle (rules the world)

proverb Mothers ultimately have the greatest power in the world because they influence the way their children develop and the things they do when they grow up. It's important that we offer mothers every support we can. After all, the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.
See also: cradle, hand, rock, that
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.

Prov. Mothers are the most powerful people, because they shape their children's personalities. When Lena got pregnant, Lena's mother told her to take her responsibility seriously, because the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.
See also: cradle, hand, rock, rule, that, world
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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1959 REBECCA DE MORNAY, 60, Actress, best known for her role in The Hand That Rocks The Cradle. 1963 ELIZABETH FRASER, 56, Scottish singer and member of the Cocteau Twins.
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Co-written by the Oscar-winning Irish director and Ray Wright, Greta harks back to the violent power struggles of 1990s potboilers, The Hand That Rocks The Cradle and Single White Female, as a 20-something American waitress and a sexagenarian French piano teacher lock horns on the mean streets of New York.
With 'Greta,' Jordan and his co-writer, Ray Wright, seem to be nodding in the direction of '90s freakouts like 'Single White Female' and 'The Hand That Rocks the Cradle', slightly revised for the advent of cell phone technology and its myriad stalker-cam possibilities (although Frances weirdly still has a landline).
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