Last modified on 18 March 2015, at 00:49

who's 'she', the cat's mother?

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Who's 'she', the cat's mother?

  1. (idiomatic, somewhat dated, UK) A rebuke especially directed towards children for having referred to a woman in the third person when she is present, instead of using her name or a respectable or appropriate title.
  1. - "She's coming on the trip with us too!"
    - "Who is 'she', the cat's mother?"
    - "Sorry, gran is coming with us too."
    - "Good. When someone is present, use their name."