Aga saga

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Etymology[edit]

Rhyming phrase, named for the AGA cooker, a type of stored-heat oven popular in British country houses in the early 20th century.

Noun[edit]

Aga saga (plural Aga sagas)

  1. (UK, sometimes derogatory) a genre of popular novel set in a suburban or rural location and featuring domestic and emotional themes of middle-class characters.
    • 2007, Saying that, if Judy does retire and write a rollicking Aga-saga about, say, a middle-aged woman with a loving, ambitious yet utterly frustrating husband, I'd certainly buy it in the three-for-two. — Grace Dent, The Guardian, 22 Jun 2007, G2, p. 3