the lady of the house

noun phrase

somewhat old-fashioned
: the female family member who has the most responsibility for taking care of and making decisions about the household
Is the lady of the house at home?

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Recent Examples on the Web The jug was a wedding present from the lady of the house. Penelope Green, New York Times, 6 May 2023

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“The lady of the house.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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