give house room

not give something/somebody house room

to refuse to become involved with someone or something, because you do not like them or approve of them A respectable organization shouldn't be giving house room to a bunch of bigoted fanatics.
See also: give, house, room
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And let's not give house room to the argument which says the league is not as strong as once it was.
WEDNESDAY I THOUGHT there was a recession all over the world just now and yet in that programme Four Rooms, dealers are offering stupid amounts of dosh for things most people wouldn't give house room to - like a 7ft stuffed turtle or a jar of pickled, tattooed human skin.
GREEN CLEAN Recycling and looking after the environment is your priority and you wouldn''t give house room to chemicals and toxins.
GREEN CLEAN Recycling and looking after the environment is your priority and you wouldn't give house room to chemicals and toxins.
Let's face it, there are some oil rich states we wouldn't give house room to if they were not oil rich.
I don't think we should give house room for one minute to the mumbo-jumbo environmentalist clap-trap of the Green Party, who think we should go back to living in caves.
Yes, I'll give house room to Anfield devotees who point to Bob Paisley's incredible achievements and Liverpool's decade of total domestic and European domination.
I mean, why would a man give house room to a couple of cars?
I don't think we should give house room for one minute to the mumbo-jumbo environmentalist claptrap of the Green Party, who all think we should go back to living in caves' - Scots Tory enterprise spokesman Murdo Fraser at a fuel protest.
Like Alex Ferguson, he wouldn't give house room to complacency or what he perceived as idleness.