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Old November 09, 2010, 03:41 PM
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Exclamation Tiene al marido bien metido en cintura

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It means that she is the one who wear the trousers, more o r less.
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You have the translation correct.
There are other terms as well:
She has him tied to her apron strings.
He's henpecked by his wife.
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"She wears the pants in the family" - That is a common phrase.
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Se puede usar tambien para hijos, empleados, estudiantes etc...
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Si digo tiene a sus alumnos bien metidos en cintura, quiero decir que les hace trabajar mucho, y que son disciplinados, en ese contexto como se diria?
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He's got his students well under control.

You can say: He's got them under his thumb.
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Ah, al contestar tu otro hilo de "a su antojo" te he incluido lo del "little finger", que también puede funcionar (aunque con otras connotaciones o 'nuances') con esta expresión.

maneja al marido a su antojo = she can twist her husband around her little finger
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