live under the same roof

live under the same roof (with someone)

Fig. to share a dwelling with someone. (Implies living in a close relationships, as a husband and wife.) I don't think I can go on living under the same roof with her. She was quite happy to live under the same roof with him.
See also: live, roof, same
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While their families wait for inquests to find out exactly what happened that night last November, Week In Week Out investigates why a council has been sending ex-offenders - including sex offenders - to live under the same roof as vulnerable homeless people in a Valleys village.
Val must get better and get home soon or she'll miss out on all the hi-jinks and food fights as Kerry and Tracy are forced to live under the same roof.
Val must get better and get home better and get homesoon or she'll miss out on all the hijinks and food fights as Kerry and Tracy are forced to live under the same roof.
Washington, November 11 ( ANI ): 'Teen Bride' Courtney Stodden has drawn up a bizarre "Separation Agreement" with husband Doug Hutchison, as they continue to live under the same roof.
It is unbearable to continue to live under the same roof with her.
Before the attack, Muslim Assaoui banned Susan's 14-year-old daughter from coming to stay with her, claiming Islam demanded that all family members should live under the same roof.
Whilst Geeta and Pritam's marriage starts off on a positive note, all hell breaks loose amongst the siblings when they are forced to live under the same roof.
The story is simple as both Brennan Huff (Ferrell) and Dale Doback (Reilly) are forced to live under the same roof when Hugg's mother and Doback's father marry.
When the wife discovered her husband had married a 21-year-old woman, she insisted that no second wife was going to live under the same roof with her.
Reality check You and the sis have to live under the same roof, so waging a back-and-forth battle isn't the best game plan.
Midshires points to the Slater family in the BBC soap opera East Enders as an example of how soaring property prices is forcing several generations of a family to live under the same roof.
Many caregivers live under the same roof with the patient but others have the added challenge of trying to manage care from afar.
Simply letting her live under the same roof isn't enough.
Submit an essay of up to 250 words describing why each of your cleaning habits, or lack thereof, drives the other crazy, and how you still manage to live under the same roof.