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 Brèche de Roland.Breeches Bible. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Breeches.
 
To wear the breeches. Said of a woman who usurps the prerogative of her husband. Similar to The grey mare is the better horse. (See GREY.)   1
   The phrase is common to the French, Dutch, Germans, etc., as Elle porte les braies. Die vrouw die hosen anhaben. Sie hat die Hösen.   2
 


 Brèche de Roland.Breeches Bible. 

 
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