one's old Dutch

one's old Dutch
(one's old Dutch (или woman))
жена, "старуха"

Orinthia (holding on): "Why are you so afraid of your wife? You are the laughing stock of London, you poor henpecked darling." Magnus: "Henpecked!.. At least my wife does not restrain me by bodily violence". Orinthia: "I will not be deserted for your old Dutch." (B. Shaw, ‘The Apple Cart’, ‘Interlude’) — Оринсия (не уступая): "Почему ты так боишься своей жены? Ты же стал посмешищем Лондона. Бедняжка муж под пятой своей жены." Магнус: "Под пятой жены?.. По крайней мере, силой жена меня не держит." Оринсия: "Я не потерплю, чтобы ты бросил меня ради своей старухи."

Большой англо-русский фразеологический словарь. - М.: «Русский язык-Медиа».. 2006.

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