make yourself at home


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Make yourself at home.

Fig. Please make yourself comfortable in my home. (Also a signal that a guest can be less formal.) Andy: Please come in and make yourself at home. Sue: Thank you. I'd like to. Bill: I hope I'm not too early. Bob: Not at all. Come in and make yourself at home. I've got a few little things to do. Bill: Nice place you've got here.
See also: home, make

make yourself at home

COMMON If you make yourself at home somewhere, you relax and feel comfortable as if you were in your own home. Arnold and Gwen had found the hidden key and made themselves at home. Once the boat left, the passengers all made themselves at home. Note: You say make yourself at home to a guest to invite them to behave in an informal, relaxed way. `Sit down,' Anne said. `Make yourself at home.' Please make yourself at home. Help yourself to anything you want.
See also: home, make