Refrigerator rights in the relationship comes about three steps before Thermostat rights. Once you get thermostat rights, you might as well pick out a drawer to put your jammies in!
Brad finally said that I don't need to ask, just help myself whenever I get hungry. It's nice to have Refrigerator rights. His house gets so cold at night, I can't wait until I am allowed to bump up the heat without asking or shivering at him until he gets the hint.
February 15, 2006 Urban Word of the Day
Defines the depth, closeness, and intimacy of a relationship. Friends with refrigerator rights can help themselves to anything in your refrigerator without asking permission.
Steve and I are so tight, I have refrigerator rights at his place.