love child
/lˈʌv tʃˈaɪld/
a child who had parents that were not married to one another
big mama
/bˈɪɡ mˈɑːmɐ/
a woman that is regarded as the one who provides for her family
born on the wrong side of the blanket
/bˈɔːɹn ɑːnðə ɹˈɔŋ sˈaɪd ʌvðə blˈæŋkɪt/
used to refer to a child whose parents were not married at the time of birth
born and bred
/bˈɔːɹn ænd bɹˈɛd/
used to refer to a place one was born or grew up in
to have a bun in the oven
/hæv ɐ bˈʌn ɪnðɪ ˈʌvən/
to be expecting a child
to wrap sb (up) in cotton wool
/ɹˈæp ˌɛsbˈiː ˌʌp ɪn kˈɑːʔn̩ wˈʊl/
to protect or treat someone or something in an overly cautious or overprotective manner
pigeon pair
/pˈɪdʒən pˈɛɹ/
a specific sibling combination consisting of a boy and a girl, typically born consecutively in the same family
one's (own) flesh and blood
/wˈʌnz ˈoʊn flˈɛʃ ænd blˈʌd/
used to describe someone with whom one shares a family relation
curtain lecture
/kˈɜːtən lˈɛktʃɚ/
a lecture or reprimand a wife gives to her husband in private
black sheep
/blˈæk ʃˈiːp/
someone who is regarded as shameful, embarrassing, or disgraceful within their family or group
chip off the old block
/tʃˈɪp ˈɔf ðɪ ˈoʊld blˈɑːk/
someone who closely resembles their parent, especially in terms of personality, traits, or behavior
to cut sb off with a cent / penny
/kˈʌt ˌɛsbˈiː ˈɔf wɪð ɐ sˈɛnt ɔːɹ pˈɛni/
to disinherit or withdraw financial support from a family member as a way to express disapproval or to enforce certain behaviors or decisions
Benjamin of the family
/bˈɛndʒəmᵻn ʌvðə fˈæmɪli/
used to refer to the youngest child of a family
from father to son
/fɹʌm fˈɑːðɚ tə sˈʌn/
used to refer to the passing down of traditions, knowledge, values, or skills from one generation to the next, especially from a father to his son
Langeek no picture


You've reviewed all the words in this lesson!

Upgrade to premium

In order to continue your learning process you must upgrade to the premium plan