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lady of the house

noun
1.
the female head of a household (usually preceded by the).
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95
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  • The lady of the house, perhaps outside pruning a bush, witnessed the event.
  • She leads me down the stairs, the lady of the house, to show me where the gas meters are.
  • Visitors are rare: the lady of the house is not eager for guests.
  • If the lady of the house hunts she will also have a shot gun and a rifle.
  • However, the mansion's many servants refuse to accept her as the new lady of the house.
  • The lady of the house appeared, dressed in a plain, humble kimono which could only enhance her radiant beauty.
  • The lady of the house persisted and rebuilt the fences.

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