big mother
 n.— «Later, looking through the transcribed notes of the interview, I note two phrases used by the Premier: “big brother federal Government” and “big mother central Canada” (at least he has kept it familial). His comments belie a genuine resentment toward the central authority.» —“Genuine suspicion of the central axis” by Barbara Yaffe Globe and Mail (Toronto, Canada) July 17, 1980. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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