Mother Idioms

 

A mama’s boy

E.g. I thought I loved him until I realized he was a momma’s boy who can’t do anything without his mother’s permission or approval.

At your mother’s knee

E.g. I learned how to bake at my mother’s knee when I was just a girl.

Everyone and his mother 

E.g. I’m so jealous, everyone and his mother is going on a vacation this summer except for me.

A mother hen

E.g. Jenny can be a bit of a mother hen when we’re out at the bars.

Be tied to (one’s) mother’s apron strings

E.g. Can you make a decision on your own, or are you tied to your mother’s apron strings?

Like mother, like daughter

E.g. My mother loved sweets, and everytime my father saw me with a cookie in my hand, he would sigh, “Like mother,like daughter.

The mother of all (something)

E.g. Wow, that is the mother of all sandwiches.It’s a foot high!

Mother Nature

E.g. Look at all the wonders that Mother Nature provides, from fruit and vegetables to beautiful mountains and oceans.

A face only a mother could love

E.g. The poor baby has a face only a mother could love.

Expectant mother

E.g. I know the subway’s crowded, but you should really give your seat to the expectant mother standing by the door…

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