in\ the\ family\ way

in\ the\ family\ way
• in a family way
• in the family way
adj. phr. informal
Going to have a baby.

Sue and Liz are happy because their mother is in the family way.

The Ferguson children are promising kittens to everyone because their cat is in a family way.

Compare: with child

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