(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 hang out with you guys, 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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Instead she plays out the contents of her hand in this amazing statement: "Please, Lord, even the dogs eat the scraps that fall from the table of their masters." She, a non-Israelite, acknowledges Jesus as Lord and master.
It is also possible that the tarsier represents humanity, that the "lord and master" represents God, and that the poem is about our unjust treatment at the hands of a cruel deity.