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mother's ruin Line breaks: mother's ruin

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Definition of mother's ruin in English:


[mass noun] British informal
Example sentences
  • Dubbed 'mother's ruin' for a whole host of reasons in the 18th century, I am happy to reveal that my mother and I find that gin, rather than ruining an evening, tends to enhance it.
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