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come home

1. To return to one's home after time away from it. I'm always thrilled to come home after a long day at the office. If you don't come home by curfew, you'll lose your driving privileges for a month.
2. To become clear or apparent to one. This usage often refers to an unpleasant or troublesome realization. The fact that I had been fired didn't come home to me until I was walking out of the building with a box of my belongings.
See also: come, home
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

come home (to roost)

1. Lit. [for a fowl or other bird] to return to its home, as for a night's rest. The chickens come home to roost in the evening.
2. Fig. [for a problem] to return to cause trouble [for someone]. (See also come home to someone.) As I feared, all my problems came home to roost.
See also: come, home
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

come ˈhome (to somebody)

become fully clear or understood: The danger of the situation we were in suddenly came home to me.
See also: come, home
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Young, 38, will handle the day-to-day operations of Coming Home and will report to Philip Iosca, vice president of merchandising for Coming Home and children's and basic clothing.
Annabelle Fuller, of the Army Benevolent Fund, said: "Because Coming Home has not been played as much as we would like we have not sold as many records or raised as much money."
Nearly every Saturday, Coming Home Rescue hosts adoption events from 11am-3pm in various counties including Morris, Passaic and Essex.
You can donate to Coming Home by visiting or by calling 020 8685 5770.
But Jennifer's agent Colette Fenlon said this morning: ``Jenny was very shocked by the incident but it will not stop her coming home to see her family.
He said: ''Tommy became very popular after Coming Home. There was a terrific reaction in the street.
"So I know what it feels for Mrs Brown to not have seen her son in four years and to now he is coming home for this Christmas.
As part of the documentary series Coming Home the Gladiator star will drop in to Wrexham where his grandfather John ran a fruit and veg business.
So they sent him a hissy letter, saying: "Congrats this week on the release of Coming Home - what an awesome title.
Coming Home Rescue, a 501(c)3 non-profit dog rescue organization, recently rescued a sweet German Shorthaired Pointer.
Oscar-winning Crowe's trip will be featured on the BBC Wales genealogy programme Coming Home.
Sian Kelman, Daisy Flynn-Piercey Emily Done, Bryony Potter and Shona Valentine were the sprint stars with Shona coming home in first place in the 300m B race.
Her stepmother Jessie insisted last night: "Kirsty won't be coming home to do anything for the SNP.
"Football's definitely coming home for me," he said.
Coming Home Rescue, a 501(c)3 non-profit dog rescue organization, will host five adoption events for homeless dogs on Saturdays in May 2015.