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Good Lady (The)

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The mistress of the house. “Your good lady,” your wife. (See Goodman.)

⁂ “My good woman” is a deprecatory address to an inferior; but “Is your good woman at home?” is quite respectful, meaning your wife (of the lower grade of society).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Good-Cheap
Good Duke Humphrey
Good Folk (Scotch guid folk)
Good Form, Bad Form
Good Friday
Good Graces (To get into one’s)
Good Hater (A)
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Good Neighbours
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Good and All (For)
Good as Gold
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