the lady of the house

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the lady of the house

A woman who looks after and runs the house; the matriarch of a family or household. I'm afraid you'll have to ask the lady of the house, as she's the one who makes those sorts of decisions around here.
See also: house, lady, of
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The celebrity cook took issue with defence barrister Karina Arden referring to her as "the lady of the house".
She covers enduring narratives, labyrinthine structures: "The Bloody Chamber," beastly subjects: the feline stories, dangerous articulations: "The Erl-King" and "The Snow Child," a desire for death: "The Lady of the House of Love," and erotic infidelities: the wolf trilogy.
He told the raider, from Coleford: "You were caught because of the very brave behaviour of the lady of the house."
THIRSK: 2.20 Lady Of The House, 2.55 Pearl Ransom, 3.30 Mon Brav, 4.05 Miss Topsy Turvy, 4.35 Nawwaar, 5.10 Main Beach, 5.40 Giorgio's Dragon, 6.10 Cracking Choice.
A BOGUS water board official fled in Ynysybwl when challenged for formal ID by the 82-year-old lady of the house.
According to the lady of the house, Louise Yorke, he was 'non-too sober' and rotated it until the thread ran out.
Roles can, of course, be reversed or even shared but essentially there's domestic bliss for the lady of the house and DIY heaven for 'im outdoors.
An English country estate marked what would have been the 200th birthday of former prime minister Benjamin Disraeli yesterday with an exhibition of several keepsakes he sent to the lady of the house.
So, after a quarter of a century, how does the lady of the house feel about the hordes tramping around her home and garden?
The lady of the house (Melora Hardon) has brought back a male friend, and from behind a one- way mirror, Whitney watches as the guy smacks her about and then kills her.
One bitter winter's evening when I called I mentioned to the lady of the house my father's observation about east winds.
Superintendent Fergus Dwyer of Tullamore Garda Station said: "On arrival at the scene officers met with the lady of the house who had superficial injuries and her partner, also in the house were her two children."
After six cars drove past me I asked the lady of the house living just where my car stopped.
IN bygone days the lady of the house would have alighted from her horse drawn carriage under the shelter of her portico before entering her home.
You can look forward to four nights of fun starting from Friday, July 1 with Betty Boudoir and the lady of the house, Hyacinth Bucket.