An Englishman's home is his castle

An Englishman's home is his castle.

  (British old-fashioned)
something that you say which means that British people believe they should be able to control what happens in their own homes, and that no one else should tell them what to do there An Englishman's home is his castle. The government has no right to interfere in our private lives!
See also: castle, home
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