Meaning of “the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world” in the English Dictionary

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"the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world" in British English

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the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world

saying

said to emphasize that women have a strong influence on events through their children

(Definition of “the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)