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
References in classic literature ?
Lady Jane declined to leave until she had thawed the icy reception of the lady of the house.
The lady of the house was a lady in an anomalous position of some kind.
Following which, the lady of the house hit Uzma multiple times on her head with a steel dish and killed her, they added.
PUT YOUR FEET UP Force the lady of the house into putting her feet up with the gift of a wonderfully funky footstool.
"On the night of the incident the maid telephoned them around 2am to inform them that the lady of the house was alone and sleeping in her bedroom.
The route taken is that of 'doing good, thinking noble' topped by the line 'Vital Piyo, Zindagi Jiyo.' In one commercial, the lady of the house while making a cup of tea for her friend makes one for the house servant as well.
The chunky rings, bracelets and necklaces in this collection are aimed at the lady of the house, while youngsters may prefer the gold jewellery option inlaid with enamel in colourful pastel shades of pink, purple, blue and green.
When answering the telephone, she greets the caller with "The Bouquet residence, the lady of the house speaking".
Well, in this case it is the possible scenario at a house from where the lady of the house is away for a few days.
Perhaps the slim-grip frame of a 1911 will fit the lady of the house, and not just her husband who's buying the gun, better than any handgun with a double-stack magazine.
He had heard the lady of the house had expressed her doubts about his reputation of skill in stealing jewelery.
Believing that the grandmother had their license plate number, the two burglars also called the police; they fabricated a story about having car trouble and innocently stopping at the grandmother's house for help when the lady of the house pulled a gun on them.
Flanagan never lays out an argument for full-time mothering that would persuade those not already convinced, but she implies that, like painting windowsills, child-rearing is best left to the lady of the house. Here's where a new leftist critique of capitalism--that markets aren't particularly accommodating to families and the gender civil institutions--makes sense.
The other declined, prompting the lady of the house to ask, "You want to present it in person, don't you?" Who do you think has the better odds of getting the job?
Morticia was the lady of the house, and along with husband Gomez looked the most normal of the lot.