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henpeck (someone)

Of a woman, to thoroughly and continually dominate, intimidate, bully, or browbeat (a man), especially her boyfriend, partner, or husband. Janet is usually so nice, but when she's around her husband, she just henpecks him relentlessly.
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Les Dennis was at times slightly hammy yet entertaining in his portrayal of hen-pecked husband Victor Smiley, whose rows with wife Joan (excellently played by Claire Goose) provided much of the laughter in the packed theatre.
After viewers watched the death of hen-pecked Jack from non-Hodgkin lymphoma on screen in 2010, the actor threw himself into tireless fund-raising for the Brain Tumour Research charity.
One pal replied: "It's better than being hen-pecked."
But I fear that would be misrepresenting the other 34 paragraphs of the Letts column headlined, "Hen-pecked Cleggy should tell his wife that running the country matters more than doing the school run."
But the week after Karren Brady told the girls to calm down, it seems the men in t he show a r e fe el i ng hen-pecked.
Such excessive snobbery makes life difficult for those around her, especially long-suffering, hen-pecked husband Richard.
A HEN-PECKED couple fighting to keep their pet chickens have received hundreds of messages of support from across the country.
Roy Brandon and Lindzi Germain made a good Comic Cuts couple (she braying, he hen-pecked) and James McMartin was a fine tough guy while others gave variable support.
But everything this actor does is a pleasure to watch and the same must be said for Paul Hilton's sad, dispossessed and hen-pecked Andrei.
"The BBC for much of the period resembled a hen-pecked husband just waiting to be given a good kicking''
The bin man with that smile Such a lovely guy watched you all the while The dear lodger of Hilda and her hen-pecked hubby Stan To see you on the telly I was a number one fan The hero in that string vest 'couch potato'' youmay say But she really held you dear Hyacinth Bouquet You kept up your appearances with doe eyed wife dear Daisy Such a character 'Onslow'' drinking beer and being lazy Then you had a few visits with our own Barbara and Jim Royle A call from mate Twiggy got the kettle on the boil!
SHOP TIL YOU DROP: Richard Derrington playing hen-pecked husband Tolkachov in Comedy Chekhov at Warwick's Bridge House Theatre.
The gossip mags would have us believe that he's a hen-pecked, cross-dressing cage fighter whose every move is ruled by his wife Jordan.
A HEN-PECKED man who was abused and nagged for 30 years before he stabbed his partner to death was jailed for four years and eight months yesterday.
Taking Woodstock, 15, pounds 19.99 Starring: Demetri Martin, Henry Goodman, Imelda Staunton, Jonathan Groff, Eugene Levy, Liev Schreiber, Darren Pettie In the summer of 1969, Elliot (Demetri Martin) returns home to his hen-pecked father Jake (Henry Goodman) and harridan mother Sonia (Imelda Staunton) to save the family's ailing motel business.