Home and House idioms

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Home and House idioms

  1. 1. IDIOMS & SAYINGS Meanings & Connotations
  2. 2. House and Home Idioms
  3. 3. Get on like a house on fire Example: We got on like a house on fire. Connotation: We liked each other a lot.
  4. 4. Nothing to write home about Example: She is nothing to write home about. Connotation: She is not specially good-looking.
  5. 5. Be as safe as houses Example: It’s as safe as houses. Connotation: It’s very safe.
  6. 6. Bring something home to somebody Example: It really brought home to me. Connotation: It made me realise.
  7. 7. Bring the house down Example: He brought the house down. Connotation: The audience applauded a lot.
  8. 8. Do something in-house Example: We did it in-house. Connotation: We did it ourselves.
  9. 9. Eat someone out of house and home Example: They ate us out of house and home. Connotation: We had no food left.
  10. 10. Put (Get) your own house in order Example: You should get your own house in order before telling me what to do! Connotation: You should solve your own problems before telling me what to do!
  11. 11. Give house room to Example: I wouldn’t give house room to this lamp! Connotation: I wouldn’t give space in my house to it!
  12. 12. Be on the house (in restaurant) Example: All the drinks this evening will be on the house! Connotation: All the drinks this evening are free.
  13. 13. A home from home Example: The people there were so friendly, so staying with them was just a home from home. Connotation: You felt very welcome.
  14. 14. Home truth Example: He doesn’t like to face up to home truths but everybody knows he’s a liar. Connotation: He prefers not to know what people think about his behaviour.
  15. 15. Be home and dry Example: I’m glad we’ve got that new client. We’re home and dry now. Connotation: I’m glad we’ve got that new client. We are not expecting any further problems.
  16. 16. Hit (Strike) home Example: The teacher’s comment struck home and the student vowed to work harder. Connotation: The teacher’s comment had an effect.

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