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
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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.
An English country estate marked what would have been the 200th birthday of former prime minister Benjamin Disraeli yesterday with an exhibition of several keepsakes he sent to the lady of the house.
The other declined, prompting the lady of the house to ask, "You want to present it in person, don't you?
There I vacuumed, cleaned and helped the lady of the house.
Morticia was the lady of the house, and along with husband Gomez looked the most normal of the lot.
The owners requested a light-filled space where the lady of the house "could relax and read during morning baths.
When I crawled out with my head in my hands, the first thing the lady of the house said was 'what on earth are you doing here?
He told the raider, from Coleford: "You were caught because of the very brave behaviour of the lady of the house.
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.