(one's) lord and master

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(one's) lord and master

Someone who has total power over one. (Used to humorously exaggerated effect, usually in reference to one's spouse.) I'd like to meet you for a drink, but I need to go into town to pick a few things up for my lord and master.
See also: and, lord, master
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He, the sovereign lord and master of a world which grinds the bodies and souls of human beings into dollars--if he could come into the world this day and see the things that men have made in his name, would it not blast his soul with horror?
The thing is determined, that is (laughing affectedly) as far as I can presume to determine any thing without the concurrence of my lord and master.
It was the golden end of afternoon as the coach stopped in front of the main hotel, The Golden Fortune; and for the benefit of any with not too long purses who shall hereafter light on Yellowsands, and be alarmed at the name and the marble magnificence of that delightful hotel, I may say that the charges there were surprisingly "reasonable," owing to one other wise provision of the young lord and master of that happy place, who had had the wit to realise that the nicest and brightest and prettiest people were often the poorest.
Then her women will say to me, "Respected lord and master, your wife and slave is before you waiting to be noticed.
And the Queen promised faithfully to obey her royal lord and master in these four matters.
I mean to say," said Don Quixote, "that when the head suffers all the members suffer; and so, being thy lord and master, I am thy head, and thou a part of me as thou art my servant; and therefore any evil that affects or shall affect me should give thee pain, and what affects thee give pain to me.
Probably he had ulterior designs upon her lord and master or upon the fruits of their hunting.
They have no laws nor assemblies of the people, but live in caves on the tops of high mountains; each is lord and master in his family, and they take no account of their neighbours.
what joy for my lord and master, Du Vallon de Bracieux de Pierrefonds
After his little morning hawking-party on the banks of the Beuvion, or in the woods of Chiverny, Monsieur crossed the Loire, went to breakfast at Chambord, with or without an appetite and the city of Blois heard no more of its sovereign lord and master till the next hawking-day.
Captain Thorn was an honest, straighforward, but somewhat dry and dictatorial commander, who, having been nurtured in the system and discipline of a ship of war, and in a sacred opinion of the supremacy of the quarter-deck, was disposed to be absolute lord and master on board of his ship.
I protest to you, my sovereign lord and master, that I am not an outcast, thief, and disorderly fellow.
It was not long before she seemed as easy in my company as did her lord and master.
No man nor beast who roamed the savage continent could boast the cunning and the powers of her lord and master.
Sabor, the lioness, recognizing from a distance the scent of her lord and master intermingled with that of a Tarmangani and the hide of Horta, the boar, trotted through the aisles of the forest to investigate.