Definition of Caesar's wife in English:

Caesar's wife

phrase

  • A person who is required to be above suspicion.

    • ‘They have to be like Caesar's wife - totally above suspicion.’
    • ‘Like Caesar's wife, he strives to be above reproach, but reputation is a fragile thing - easy to damage, slow to mend, and it can only be protected one day at a time.’
    • ‘Anyone putting him/her self up for public office should, ideally, be like Caesar's wife, beyond reproach.’
    • ‘The media, he says, like to ‘out’ a referee who is supposed to be like Caesar's wife, completely above suspicion.’
    • ‘If you are running a trading operation, you have to be like Caesar's wife, beyond reproach.’
    • ‘For it to work properly it had to be like Caesar's wife, above suspicion.’
    • ‘The people who have donated did so because they believe in the concept of an independent journalist who, like Caesar's wife, is above even the appearance of reproach - or the influence of advertisers.’
    • ‘Still, they expect their leaders to be, like Caesar's wife, above suspicion.’
    • ‘And she set an example that, you know, she was supposed to be like Caesar's wife, beyond reproach.’
    • ‘We depend, unfortunately, on foreign capital for a lot of our financing, which means we have to have a - we have to be like Caesar's wife with respect to our financial system.’
    • ‘The Senate leader of a party with a less-than-stellar history on race relations must, on this issue at the very least, be like Caesar's wife: above reproach.’