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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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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.
Rogers' Neighborhood'' and ``The Jetsons,'' but the actual story - Brian the family dog has some bizarre pseudo-Oedipal crush on the lady of the house, while evil, Peter Lorre-esque infant Stewie stews about menacingly in the background - is a snoozer.
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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.
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The doorbell went and the lady of the house in Almondbury went to answer it.
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.
They would stand on bun, cabriole or pad feet and be decorated with beadwork, tapestry or other embroidery often worked by the lady of the house.
She heard shortly after midnight a knock on the door and, as was the custom, the lady of the house answered.
In between doing laundry and preparing dinner for the family, the lady of the house could tune in to tales of romance and family squabbles, love triangles and lost loves.
Mo Scott, the lady of the house at the other architect's home, also took us on a grand tour, saying that where she and Viv were sitting was once the old farmhouse's cattle shed.
One thing I remember is how cold the lady of the house (Nicoletta) was.
The former EastEnders star plays a struggling, never-been actor who needs other work to make a living, and can hardly believe his luck when the lady of the house offers him a lump sum to help cope with an impending showdown over an affair she has been having.