lady of the house

noun
the female head of a household (usually preceded by the ).

Origin:
1785–95

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Example sentences
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.
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