One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A young, attractive wife regarded as a status symbol for an older man.
- ‘The old paradigm of the trophy wife of the high-flying male is quietly beginning to recede.’
- ‘She's a young trophy wife, and owes money to a pornographer, and is also involved with a group of German nihilists.’
- ‘He had it all - a blonde trophy wife, a house in the Hollywood Hills, an Olympic-size pool and a credit-rating that made me drool.’
- ‘Each character has her own trait, from the man-eating divorcee to the frustrated career woman turned ‘mom’ and the trophy wife who has a penchant for sexy gardeners.’
- ‘From the tawdry reality of the trophy wife to the sinister threat of the smiling clown, the show is underpinned by pathos.’
- ‘Suddenly, Uncle Phil shows up for a visit in Brooklyn with his trophy wife.’
- ‘Seven years down the line, Charlie has a trophy wife, two lovely kids, a mansion, agent and is minted beyond his wildest dreams.’
- ‘With his trophy wife at his side, he's determined to garner the nomination, no matter how dirty he has to play.’
- ‘‘We're keeping him away from the news,’ answered the trophy wife.’
- ‘She's a classic trophy wife - beautiful, half his age, and not worth engaging (at least in his opinion) in conversation.’
- ‘Stock characters, such as the lazy, donut-eating cop, the money-hungry trophy wife, and the patronising aristocrat are over-inflated to the point of explosion, thus rendered harmless.’
- ‘No offense, but you don't fit the bill of a trophy wife.’
- ‘Isabelle was more of a trophy wife, something Felix just wasn't looking for.’
- ‘Please Jack, don't fall victim to the lure of cash and a trophy wife.’
- ‘And when they hit 50, biology kicks in, propelling the greying Lotharios to either fall back in love with their wives or start over again with a younger trophy wife.’
- ‘A trophy wife smart enough to not ask questions waits at home with his cute kid.’
- ‘Tommy is a jaded veteran attracted to his father's sexy trophy wife.’
- ‘I know some people probably consider me to be a trophy wife - when they meet me they realise that's not the case.’
- ‘After he finishes school he'll have the charisma and intelligence he needs to get a good job, make tons of money, and land a trophy wife.’
- ‘As a result he brings home £9.9m a year, and a trophy wife.’
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