with\ child

adv. phr. literary
Going to have a baby; pregnant.

The angel told Mary she was with child.

Compare: in a family way or in the family way

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • with child — (UK) If a woman s with child, she s pregnant …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • with child — ► with child archaic pregnant. Main Entry: ↑child …   English terms dictionary

  • with child — adjective in an advanced stage of pregnancy was big with child was great with child • Syn: ↑big, ↑enceinte, ↑expectant, ↑gravid, ↑great, ↑large, ↑heavy …   Useful english dictionary

  • With Child — infobox Book | name = With Child title orig = translator = image caption = author = Laurie R. King illustrator = cover artist = country = United States language = English series = Kate Martinelli series genre = Novel publisher = Bantam Books… …   Wikipedia

  • with child — Synonyms and related words: anticipating, big with child, big laden, breeding, carrying, carrying a fetus, expecting, gestating, gravid, great, heavy, heavy with child, knocked up, parturient, preggers, pregnant, superfetate, superimpregnated,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • with child — {adv. phr.}, {literary} Going to have a baby; pregnant. * /The angel told Mary she was with child./ Compare: IN A FAMILY WAY or IN THE FAMILY WAY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • with child — {adv. phr.}, {literary} Going to have a baby; pregnant. * /The angel told Mary she was with child./ Compare: IN A FAMILY WAY or IN THE FAMILY WAY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • with child — adjective Pregnant. I would there were no age between sixteen and three and twenty, or that youth would sleep out the rest; for there is nothing in the between but getting wenches with child, wronging the ancientry, stealing, fighting …   Wiktionary

  • with child — (UK)    If a woman s with child, she s pregnant.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • with child —    pregnant    Standard English, and not just somebody left holding the baby:     Once he had got a girl with child. (G. Greene, 1932) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms


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