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leave home

To cease living with one's parents; to strike out on one's own. I regret leaving home at such a young age, but it did teach me some good lessons about self-reliance.
See also: home, leave
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2 for men while women leave home aged on average 23.
The judge declined Stewart's bid to be allowed to leave home 80 hours per week for business.
WRITING: "Edging Toward Democracy" reports that in conservative Muslim districts, Afghan women are rarely allowed to leave home.
Theoretically, a home health-services beneficiary may now leave home for all kinds of things--to work, attend classes, shop, or eat at a restaurant.
The great thing about the virtual support program is that it will allow caregivers to access information and interact with others who understand their situation, even when they can't leave home," says FSA Toronto's Seniors and Caregivers Services Manager, Lisa Manuel.
By the end of the twentieth century, many young people chose to leave home for pre-marital residential independence.
If so, why did they leave home, and how often does one have contact with them?
SALLY Goddard has had to leave home at 16 - because she's allergic to her mum's new house.
When you head for the New England woods, don't leave home without this book.
5) Before they leave home, parents and teachers should talk to their students about handling injuries and the pressures of being in an atmosphere that may be more competitive than what they're used to.
The males do leave home, bursting out of the wasp's body and spending all 2 hours of their adult lives flying around searching for paper wasps that contain suitable females.
It is the embodied devotion that speaks to us in this ambitious tableau, and the grandiosity of its literal complexity is redeemed in the humility of the simple work that it takes to leave home.
Significantly during the Launching stage, where adolescents are beginning to leave home and establish identities and roles outside the home, couples reported the highest number of stressors when compared with other stages in the family life cycle.
Keep children who have children at home where they belong," President Clinton decreed this spring, calling on all states to "make it clear that a baby doesn't give you a right, and won't give you the money, to leave home.