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  • A boy's best friend is his mother ( Psycho )
  • A poor relation
  • Action Man ( children's male doll ) ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Agony aunt
  • Agony uncle
  • All children, except one, grow up ( the opening line of Peter Pan )
  • All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way ( the opening line of Anna Karenina )
  • All your base are belong to us ( broken English phrase used in the video game Zero Wing )
  • Alpha Mom ( an ambitious mother who aims to excel at work while raising children )
  • America's Favorite Couple ( Nickname of Ozzie and Harriet Nelson )
  • An everyday story of country folk ( A catchphrase from The Archers )
  • Are you sitting comfortably? ( A catchphrase from Listen With Mother )
  • As queer as folk
  • Atom Heart Mother ( Pink Floyd album )
  • Aunt Millie
  • Aunt Sally
  • Baby father ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Beanpole family
  • Black sheep of the family ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Blood is thicker than water ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Bob's your uncle ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Born and bred
  • Bricks and mortar ( Cockney rhyming slang for daughter )
  • Can you hear me, mother? ( A catchphrase from Sandy Powell )
  • Children and fools tell the truth
  • Children should be seen and not heard ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Children's shoes have far to go ( Start-Rite Shoes advertising slogan )
  • Children, one is one, two is fun, three is a house full
  • Country cousin
  • Cousin on
  • Cry uncle
  • Daisy roots ( Cockney rhyming slang for boots )
  • Did I do that? ( A catchphrase from Family Matters )
  • Do you kiss your mother with that mouth
  • Don't put your daughter on the stage Mrs Worthington
  • Drink, feck, arse ( A catchphrase from Father Ted )
  • Dutch uncle
  • Dysfunctional family
  • Earth mother
  • Empty nest syndrome
  • Empty nester
  • Every mother's son
  • Extramarital relations
  • Face that only a mother could love
  • Family fortunes
  • Family man
  • Family matters
  • Family ties
  • Family tree
  • Family values
  • Father Knows Best ( American TV Show )
  • Father Of The Bride ( Steve Martin movie )
  • Father Ted ( BBC comedy television series )
  • Father of The Atomic Bomb ( Nickname of Robert Oppenheimer )
  • Founding father
  • Full fathom five thy father lies ( from The Tempest by Shakespeare )
  • Get your family into Shape, without them even noticing ( St. Ivel Yogurt advertising slogan )
  • Glow Little Glow-worm ( children's nursery rhyme )
  • Go on my son
  • Go tell your mother she wants you
  • Goodnight children everywhere ( A catchphrase from Uncle Mac )
  • Grandfather clause
  • Granny dumping
  • Granny farming
  • Granny flat
  • Granny, what big teeth you have got
  • Grapes, like children, need love and affection ( Almaden advertising slogan )
  • Grass roots
  • Happy families
  • Head of the family
  • His father's son
  • Honour thy father and mother
  • House mother
  • How's your father
  • I Think I Love You ( The Partridge Family song )
  • I did not have sexual relations with that woman
  • I swear on my mother's life
  • I'll be a monkey's uncle
  • I'll be mother
  • If all the world were Jell-O, And whipped cream filled the sea, Then the only spoon from here to the moon Would have to belong to me ( Jell-O Gelatin Dessert advertising slogan )
  • If it doesn't get all over the place, it doesn't belong in your face ( Carl's Jr advertising slogan )
  • If your grandmother had wheels, she'd be a trolley car
  • In the family way
  • It isn't nice to fool mother nature
  • It's a family affair
  • It's complicated ( Facebook relationship status )
  • Just a glint in his father's eye
  • Keep it in the family
  • Kid tested Mother approved ( Kix advertising slogan )
  • Kith and kin
  • Lady Madonna, children at your feet ( Beatles song lyric )
  • Lay down roots
  • Learnt at your mother's knee
  • Leicester's Favourite Son ( Nickname of Gary Lineker )
  • Let's rock ( A catchphrase from Al Bundy In Married With Children )
  • Like father, like son
  • Like mother used to make
  • Love-hate relationship
  • Mama always said that life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get ( line from the movie Forrest Gump )
  • Meet The Fockers ( Dustin Hoffman / Robert De Niro movie )
  • Midnight's Children
  • Mother Courage ( play by Bertolt Brecht )
  • Mother Earth
  • Mother Russia
  • Mother Superior jumped the gun ( Beatles song lyric )
  • Mother church
  • Mother country
  • Mother f*cker
  • Mother hen
  • Mother knows best
  • Mother love
  • Mother nature
  • Mother of God
  • Mother ship
  • Mother tongue
  • Mother's boy
  • Mother's help
  • My arse ( A catchphrase from Royle Family )
  • My giddy aunt
  • My son the doctor
  • Nanny state
  • Nature or nurture
  • Necessity is the mother of invention
  • Number one son
  • Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard to get her poor doggie a bone ( line from nursery rhyme )
  • Old enough to be your mother
  • On me 'ead, son
  • On me head son ( Invitation to cross a football so that another player can head it )
  • Our children are not our children
  • Our father who art in heaven
  • Our survey says ( A catchphrase from Family Fortunes )
  • Parents who use drugs have kids who use drugs ( The Partnership for a Drug-Free America advertising slogan )
  • People carrier ( a car with several passenger seats )
  • People mover ( a car with several passenger seats )
  • Queer as folk
  • Runs in the family
  • Ryan's Daughter ( David Lean movie )
  • Santa's Little Helpers ( allusion to the elves that help Father Christmas )
  • Say uncle
  • Sell your grandmother
  • Selling the family silver
  • Son of Sam ( Nickname of David Berkowitz )
  • Son of a gun
  • Son of a whore ( a bastard, or a general term of abuse )
  • Spend more time with my family
  • Steptoe and Son ( BBC comedy television series )
  • Suffer the little children
  • The Famous Five ( characters in Enid Blyton's series of children's book )
  • The Grocer's Daughter ( Nickname of Margaret Thatcher )
  • The Royle Family ( BBC comedy television series )
  • The Sash My Father Wore ( Irish traditional song )
  • The boy is father to the man
  • The child is father of the man ( from a poem by Wordsworth )
  • The family jewels
  • The family silver
  • The family that prays together stays together
  • The mother of all battles
  • The only 'sauce' I dare give Father ( Burma Sauce advertising slogan )
  • The sash my father wore
  • The shoemaker's son always goes barefoot
  • The wheels on the bus go round and round ( title of children's song )
  • The wish is father to the thought
  • There's nowt so queer as folk
  • This is Not Your Father's Oldsmobile ( Oldsmobile advertising slogan )
  • Tied to his mother's apron strings
  • Today the discriminating family finds it absolutely necessary to own two or more motor cars ( Buick advertising slogan )
  • Tom Tom the pipers son stole a pig and away he ran ( line from nursery rhyme )
  • Top breeders recommend it ( Pedigree Chum Dog food advertising slogan )
  • Trap and ball ( children's ball game )
  • Try everything once, except incest and folk dancing ( Sir Thomas Beecham quotation )
  • Twas the night before Christmas - the children were dreaming of a Ford in their future - smart, swanky and gleaming ( Ford Cars advertising slogan )
  • Uncle Cliffy ( Nickname of Cliff Robinson )
  • Uncle Dick ( Cockney rhyming slang for sick )
  • Uncle Joe ( Nickname of Joseph Stalin )
  • Uncle Ned ( Cockney rhyming slang for bed )
  • Uncle Tom Cobley and all
  • Want a better Internet? You belong at America Online ( AOL advertising slogan )
  • We Belong Together ( Mariah Carey song )
  • We're Just One Big Happy Family ( Richard Hawley song )
  • We're just one big happy family
  • When I find myself in times of trouble Mother Mary comes to me ( Beatles song lyric )
  • Who's she, the cat's mother?
  • Women and children first
  • You and yours
  • You can choose your friends but you can't choose your family
  • You dirty old man ( A catchphrase from Steptoe and Son )
  • Your Mother Should Know ( The Beatles song )

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