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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ball′ and chain′*(n.)

  1. a heavy iron ball fastened by a chain to a prisoner's leg.

  2. Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.a wife.

    Category: Status (usage)

* Usage: Definition 2 is used with disparaging intent and is perceived as insulting. It implies that the woman is domineering.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ball and chain(noun)

    heavy iron ball attached to a prisoner by a chain

Wiktionary

  1. ball and chain(Noun)

    A heavy iron ball attached to a prisoner's leg by a chain as a means of restraint.

  2. ball and chain(Noun)

    One's wife, as a symbol of restraint.

Freebase

  1. Make This Love Right

    "Make This Love Right", is a single written and produced by New Jersey house music producer Romanthony. The song was released on Azuli Records of New York in 1993. The song was something of an anomalous cultural craze in the city of Cork, Republic of Ireland, in the late 1990s where it became an anthem for younger people. Copies of the record were routinely sold for close to IE£100 in the city and it received extensive air-play on mainstream local radio and in nightclubs. The nickname for the record comes from the prominent lines in the song: The ball and chain, will never break me down, see I can't stand the pain, of having you around, I want to get higher and higher and higher, and soar into the sky. Such was the demand for the record in Cork that a special repress was made in the year 2000.

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