her indoors

n
British
one's wife, female partner or boss. A London working-class circumlocution which was popularised by its use in the TV series Minder (broadcast between 1979 and 1988). The expression has established itself as a facetious or ironic reference to an unseen (and by implica-tion oppressive) female presence.
► 'All right I'll stop off for a quick drink, but for God's sake don't tell her indoors.' (Recorded, teacher, London, 1988)

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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