Queen of Sheba
From the Biblical and other traditional accounts of the Queen of Sheba.
- (figuratively) A pampered female with an aristocratic demeanor.
1850, William Makepeace Thackeray, chapter 5, in The History of Pendennis:
- "It is very fine weather," Miss Fotheringay said, in an Irish accent, and with a deep rich melancholy voice. . . . "And very warm," continued this empress and Queen of Sheba.
1922, Mary Roberts Rinehart, chapter 17, in The Breaking Point:
- At three o'clock that afternoon the Sayre limousine stopped in front of Nina's house, and Mrs. Sayre, in brilliant pink and a purple hat, got out. Leslie, lounging in a window, made the announcement. "Here's the Queen of Sheba," he said.