parental units

parental unit

One of one's parents. (Often used in the plural to indicate both parents.) Which parental unit is coming to pick you up from school today, nerd? I'd love to come, but I need to check with the parental units if it's all right.
See also: parental, unit
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(parental) units

n. parents. (see also rent(al)s.) Hey, units! I need to talk to you about something really important.
See also: parental, unit
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"I usually bring my parental units, Eileen and Liam, with me, but I'm sixteen now so they let me go, and I'm doing these on my own, but my friend Angel was in London anyway, so we're going through London together - a Girls trip!"
Right had to make the overall huge choices like allocating the budget (they spent for everything, and didn't ask their respective parental units for additional funds, so yay for financial independence!), their individual attire and that of the entourage, choosing the dishes to be served during the cocktail/reception, and the music to be played by the band at the reception, among others.
Three out of four of the parental units are nutcases; monstrously self-absorbed and melodramatic in ways that would suck the air out of the hangar of a jumbo jet.
Some are young, and must abide by their parental units. We just want to skate.
Each year, we create this guide to help young Canadians (and their parental units) make the right choices to fit their needs and objectives.
of Bristol) is the first UK publication that directly considers the impacts of domestically abusive paternal parental units on child development.
The kids will need to get emotional coaching from their competitors (the parental units) in order to understand how to survive and thrive in the game known as business.
For those with kids, they have more time to be fun parental units. For those who don't have offspring, some have used the extra time finally go to the gym or do a few laps at the pool while some found the time to even renovate their house!
Outstanding strips and panels capture the ongoing angst of the teen and his parental units, and make for an ongoing recommendation for general collections!
Abbrevation of parents, bypassed via Parental Units. Used by the very kids who live with you rent-free.
from drug and violent and sex-abusing parental units, some of which need
Self-expression might continue to be the hallmark of youth but with the growing popularity of Internet avatars, kids can enjoy all the piercing and tats without the guff from the parental units.
You could notify the parental units next time your sister tries to cover up for skipping choir practice.
Such a power shift can no doubt be a little uncomfortable for parental units, who are more accustomed to setting the rules and don't always see eye to eye with their children.
Their children sat gape-mouthed at their parental units spewing forbidden obscenities.