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"children" idioms...

See also, the Phrase Thesaurus list of phrases that contain the word children

and, a list of phrases that relate in some way the word children

" Baby bump "
Meaning:
The protruding belly of a pregnant woman. Also used to describe the unborn child itself.
Example:
Joan doesn't really want to make it public that she was pregnant but pretty soon her baby bump is going to make it obvious.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 1980s
Where is it used?:
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More idioms about:   family  
" Children should be seen and not heard "
Meaning:
Old proverb suggesting that children should not impinge on the adult world.
Example:
Grandma is a bit strict. We shouldn't judge her though - things were tougher in her childhood. She was expected to be seen and not heard.
Where did it originate?:
Where is it used?:
Rarely used seriously any longer. Now more likely be heard in black and white movies than in real life.
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More idioms about:   childhood   proverbial  

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