Examples of old lady in a Sentence
He cheated on his old lady.
My old lady says I have to be home by eight.
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Or Republicans who’d push old ladies in wheelchairs over a cliff.
Here are just a few interesting things to look for: An elaborate turquoise birdcage, a throwback to the humor of the proverbial old lady who slowed down people boarding a train with a hatbox in one hand and her precious pet in the other.
An old lady’s ghostly form seems to lurk in darkened corners, disappearing when the light comes on.
At the risk of sounding like a cranky old lady: These women need to wear more clothes.
At the bar, an older lady and a fresh-faced fellow get very cozy.
Today an older lady pointed out that five foreigners were cutting in line and one of them threatened her.
An older lady in the congregation was unsteady in her approach to the cross, but a teenager stepped forward and held her arm.
Hell hath no fury like an old lady with a pension, scorned.
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Financial Definition of OLD LADY
What It Is
In the banking world, Old Lady is a nickname for the Bank of England. The full nickname is "Old Lady of Threadneedle Street."
How It Works
The Bank of England is the United Kingdom's central bank, meaning that it is a bank for banks and works closely with the government's treasury.
Why It Matters
The Bank of England was founded in 1694. The nickname first appeared in a caption to a political cartoon by James Gillray, published in 1797. It depicts the prime minister trying to woo the bank, which took the form of a money-clad old lady.
OLD LADY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of old lady for English Language Learners
: someone's wife or girlfriend
: someone's mother
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