"Ahh, he's just being the mama bear again."
"You know what, I don't think you need any more to drink. Why don't you go sit down."
"I'm fine, mama bear. Go play some pong."
"You guys okay back there? Need any help? How we doin'?"
"Damn, let's get home fast so mama bear doesn't have a hernia."
can also apply to conflicts within groups, say between siblings or best friends, when the bear steps in for love of both of them.
-direct quote from an email
"Well before you date Anna you have to get approval from mama bear SaraJane"
"I told my mama bear I cried about what they said at school, so she met with the administration and then I transferred"
"Mama bear's give the best hugs"
"Sounds like my siblings are picking on each other again, o wait, there goes mama bear, nevermind"
Love you mama bear! Happy mom day!