the man of the house

noun phrase

: the male family member who has the most responsibility for taking care of and making decisions about the household
When his father died, John became the man of the house even though he was just 18.

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“The man of the house.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20man%20of%20the%20house. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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