hen-peck


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Related to hen-peck: henpecked husband
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Verb1.hen-peck - bother persistently with trivial complaintshen-peck - bother persistently with trivial complaints; "She nags her husband all day long"
kvetch, plain, quetch, complain, sound off, kick - express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"
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References in classic literature ?
If Red-Eye was a Bluebeard, Lop-Ear was hen-pecked; and I imagine that Red-Eye was too shrewd ever to covet Lop-Ear's wife.
They were spirited to Asia, spirited to Germany, so spirited to Great Britain that the international attitude of the mother country to her great daughter was constantly compared in contemporary caricature to that between a hen-pecked husband and a vicious young wife.
Casey's Laurence meanwhile perfectly embodies the hen-pecked, stressed-out husband, belittled by his wife at every opportunity and scorned by her right up until the play's tragi-comic climax.
Clive starred as hen-pecked Richard Bucket opposite Patricia Routledge in 42 episodes of Keeping Up Appearances.
Just 30 minutes north of Newcastle, the park's entertainment line-up continues with a more conventional Easter guest in the form of Plucky - a friendly giant chicken with her hen-pecked sidekick companion.
Creepy Graham (Friday Night Dinner's Mark Heap) continuously clutches his bag for dear life and hen-pecked Fiat!
He plays a hen-pecked, slightly camp, villainous King Rat convincingly, along with his partner in crime, Queen Rat (Juliet Rimell).
The hen-pecked salesman snapped in spectacular style after his wife started going on and on about his more successful younger brother, the washing machine and even his choice of tie.
MacIntosh, 39 - dimwit Keith in Ricky Gervais's The Office - plays a hen-pecked hubby called Brian who cannot satisfy his wife Dorothy.
MacIntosh, 39 - dimwit Keith in The Office - plays a hen-pecked hubby called Brian who cannot satisfy his wife Dorothy.
* Y flat is known as 'the haven' among my peer group, a place where hen-pecked husbands can get away from the rigours of married life, and it was full to bursting on Monday night with so many relationships having recently ended or on the verge of collapse.