Caesar's wife

a person required to be above suspicion. [with ref. to Plutarch's Caesar (X. 6) ‘I thought my wife ought not even to be under suspicion’.]
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  • Caesar's wife — a person who is required to be above suspicion Origin: with reference to Plutarch s Caesar (x. 6) ‘I thought my wife ought not even to be under suspicion.’ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Caesar’s wife should be above suspicion. — (he had divorced his wife «because I would have the chastity of my wife clear even of suspicion»). См. Жена Цезаря выше подозрений …   Большой толково-фразеологический словарь Михельсона (оригинальная орфография)

  • Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion — Julius Caesar replied thus (according to Plutarch) when asked why he had divorced his wife Pompeia. He considered his honour and position compromised, since she was indirectly associated with Publius Clodius’ trial for sacrilege. Cf. 1580 LYLY… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Caesar —    , GAESASIAN    This great soldier and statesman is responsible for many words in English and many expressions that have become commonplace. Caesar (100 44 B.C.) was named Gaius Julius at birth. He later assumed the cognomen Caesar, which… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • Caesar's Comet — Coin minted by Augustus (ca. 19 18 BC); Obverse: CAESAR AVGVSTVS, laureate head right/Reverse: DIVVS IVLIV[S], with comet (star) of eight rays, tail upward. Caesar s Comet[1] (scientific designation C/ 43 K1) – also known as Comet Caesar and the… …   Wikipedia

  • Caesar — [ si:zə] noun 1》 a title of Roman emperors, especially those from Augustus to Hadrian. 2》 Brit. informal a Caesarean section. Phrases Caesar s wife a person required to be above suspicion. [with ref. to Plutarch s Caesar (X. 6) ‘I thought my wife …   English new terms dictionary

  • wife — see a blind man’s wife needs no paint Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion a deaf husband and a blind wife are always a happy couple if you would be happy for a week take a wife; if you would be happy for a month kill a pig; but if you would be… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Caesar — n. 1 the title of the Roman emperors, esp. from Augustus to Hadrian. 2 an autocrat. 3 Med. sl. a Caesarean section; a case of this. Phrases and idioms: Caesar s wife a person required to be above suspicion. Etymology: L, family name of Gaius… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Caesar — see Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Caesar and Cleopatra (play) — Caesar and Cleopatra, a play written in 1898 by George Bernard Shaw, was first staged in 1901 and first published with Captain Brassbound s Conversion and The Devil s Disciple in his 1901 collection, Three Plays for Puritans . It was first… …   Wikipedia

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