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    Question idiom

    Dear Sir,
    I am wondering if there is an idiom describing a wife who likes to control everything and seems to be powerful in the family. The husband has to obey what she says.
    Your answer will be much appreciated.


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    Re: idiom

    No such idiom comes to mind, no.


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    Re: idiom

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Dear Sir,
    I am wondering if there is an idiom describing a wife who likes to control everything and seems to be powerful in the family. The husband has to obey what she says.
    Your answer will be much appreciated.
    Three words that can be used in this context come to mind:

    Termagant

    Virago

    Battle-axe

    They all have connotations of aggression so may not be what you want.

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    She wears the pants in that family.

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