mothers-in-law mothers-in-law


  • (n) the mother of your spouse


  1. And it's burdened by clichs: the love of all things Bollywood; mingy mothers-in-law; the kid who escapes to an American university.
  2. Sons-in-law are incessantly reported vexed about their mothers-in-law.
  3. Cheating husbands, alcoholic wives and nagging mothers-in-law are just a few of the many sorts of people who can mean a very disabled family.



  1. "I used to say always about the car - the car is like our mothers-in-law. We have to have a good relationship with her, but we wouldn't like if she conducted our lives," Lerner said during a workshop Wednesday hosted by the Gainesville Regional...
    on Jan 29, 2009 By: Jaime Lerner Source: Gainesville Sun

  2. "Mothers-in-law are the ones who usually crop up in my column," said Phillips, noting that a professor at the University of Michigan did a paper regarding problems with mothers-in-laws a few years ago that took into account letters in her column...
    on Apr 7, 2008 By: Jeanne Phillips Source:

  3. In a 1958 Maclean's magazine article, Peter C. Newman called it a "utopian town" with "no crime, no slums, no unemployment and few mothers-in-law."
    on Dec 18, 2007 By: Peter C Newman Source: Toronto Star

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