Lady of the House

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Lady of the House

A woman who manages a household while her husband or partner earns the family income. In marketing, household products may be targeted to ladies of the house.
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The woman of the house grows increasingly unnerved by the outsiders' presence and she slowly relinquishes her slender grasp on reality.
She, for all of the above reasons; I, because it's really hard to be the woman of the house when you've got competition.
The room looks as if the woman of the house has collected several treasures from trips around the world.
The woman of the house, curious as to the bag owner's identity, searched through the contents and came to the very accurate conclusion that it belonged to a footballer.
Of course I will not be able to do any gardening, decorating etc for the wee woman of the house for several months whilst I'm in this near coma state.