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mother-in-law British & World English

The mother of one’s husband or wife

mother-in-law joke British & World English

A joke made at the expense of the joke-teller's (real or fictitious) mother-in-law; this type of joke considered (especially depreciatively) as a genre.

mother-in-law seat British & World English

An extra seat at the back of a two-seater motor car or aircraft; specifically = dicky.

mother-in-law's tongue British & World English

A West African plant of the agave family, which has long slender leaves with yellow marginal stripes