ladies bountiful

Lady Bountiful

noun, plural Lady Bountifuls, Ladies Bountiful.
a wealthy lady in George Farquhar's The Beaux' Stratagem, noted for her kindness and generosity.
(sometimes lowercase) a woman of noteworthy generosity or charity. Unabridged
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lady bountiful
an ostentatiously charitable woman
[after a character in George Farquhar's play The Beaux' Stratagem (1707)]

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