Cameron is in essence assuming the role of in loco parentis in relation to almost every household in Britain.
Besides, even on the ground that he is in loco parentis, you must remember that there are limits even to a father's authority.
But there is a time when parents must be parents; and the War Office was in this case in loco parentis.
Kinglake knew his associates, and was not ashamed desipere in loco, to frolic in their presence.
I should remember that I am in loco magistri, and be less prone to argue with my guests.
I picked that nugget up in the middle of the damnedest desert God ever made, and when I got off it I was loco for a week.
He is in fact what in the west is described, in speaking of a horse, as "loco" or crazy.
These plants have therefore received the name “loco plants,” or crazy weed.
Their ranks include all sorts and conditions of men—heads of the "loco."
The flowers of the loco are deep red-purple or white, often turning blue with age.
1844, American English, from Spanish loco (adj.) "insane," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Arabic lauqa, fem. of 'alwaq "fool, crazy person." Loco-weed (1877) was name given to species of western U.S. plants that cause cattle and horse diseases that make them stagger and act strangely.
To assume the duties and responsibilities of a parent: “Because Jack's parents were out of town, his sister acted in loco parentis and punished him for staying out so late.” From Latin, meaning “in the place of a parent.”
Note: At one time, colleges and universities acted in loco parentis for their students, but this is no longer true.
Crazy; nuts: He took one look and just went loco (1887+)
: She's acting like a loco
[fr Spanish, ''insane'']
A locomotive (1940s+ Railroad)