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Home and house idioms

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Ester Baghdasarian

on 21 February 2015

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Home and house idioms
To bring sth home to sb
to make someone understand something much more clearly than they did before, especially something unpleasant
These photographs finallybrought home to us the terrible realities of war.
To bring the house down
if someone or something brings the house down during a play or show, they make the people watching it laugh or clap very loudly
The clown sanga duet with the talking horse, which brought the house down every night.
To out one’s own house in order
to solve your own problems
You should put your own house in order before you start giving me advice.
To get on like a house on fire
If two people get on like a house on fire, they like each other very much and become friends very quickly:
I was worried that they wouldn't like each other but in fact they're getting on like a house on fire.
Nothing/much to write home about
to not be especially good or exciting
The food was OK, but nothing to write home about.
To be as safe as houses
to be very safe
Don't worry, I've locked your bicycle in the shed - it's as safe as houses.
To do sth in-house
to do something yourself
I did my homework in-house, that's why I got high grade.
To eat sth out of house and home
to eat most of the food that someone has in their house
The boys have only been back two days andthey've already eaten me out of house and home.
To make oneself at home
to make oneself comfortable as if one were in one's own home.
Please come in and make yourself athome. I'm glad you're here. During your visit, just make yourself at home.
To hit home
to really make sense; [for a comment] to makea very good point.
Mary's criticism of my clothes hithome, so I changed.
To be home and dry
to have completed something successfully
I've justgot one more report to write and I'll be home anddry.
A home from home
a place where you feel as comfortable as you do in your own home
I visit Australia so often, it's becomea home from home for me.
Till the cows come hom
a very long time
You can keep asking till the cows come home but she’ll never say yes.

There’s no one at home
There are no brains in someone's head
Jack can be a great creator, but there’s no one at home.
To tell sb a few home truths
to tell someone some unpleasant facts or opinions
I heard Joana telling her best friend a few home truths about me.
To be on the home straight
to be in the last part of an activity or process
We have really worked hard, and now we are on the home straight.
Thank you for your attention!
Made by Ester, Norair, Zum
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