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mother-to-be British & World English

A woman who is expecting a baby

mother British & World English

A woman in relation to a child or children to whom she has given birth

mother English Thesaurus

it was time for the foal to be separated from its mother

be old enough to be someone's father British & World English

Be much older than someone (used to suggest that a romantic or sexual relationship between the people concerned is inappropriate)

be old enough to be someone's father in old British & World English

Be much older than someone (used to suggest that a romantic or sexual relationship between the people concerned is inappropriate)

who's she—the cat's mother? in she British & World English

Used as a mild reproof, especially to a child, for impolite use of the pronoun she rather than a person’s name

necessity is the mother of invention in necessity British & World English

When the need for something becomes essential, you are forced to find ways of getting or achieving it


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