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an Englishman's home is his castle

One should be the sole person in control of one's home and the happenings there. Primarily heard in UK. I vehemently oppose any laws that dictate how I behave in the privacy of my own home. An Englishman's home is his castle!
See also: castle, home

only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun

Used as a warning regarding the extreme midday heat in certain places. The expression, believed to be coined by Rudyard Kipling, was popularized as a line in the 1931 song "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" Noel Coward, mocking the behavior of the English when in hot countries, especially former colonies of the British Empire. Oh no, everything shuts down around here in the afternoon. It's just too hot! Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.
See also: and, dog, Englishman, go, mad, out, sun
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an Englishman's home is his castle

BRITISH, OLD-FASHIONED
When people say an Englishman's home is his castle, they mean that British people believe they have the right to do what they want in their own home, and that other people or the state should not interfere in their private lives. He clearly holds a view that an Englishman's home is his castle and he is entitled to take any steps necessary to secure that.
See also: castle, home
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

an Englishman's home is his castle

an English person's home is a place where they may do as they please and from which they may exclude anyone they choose. British proverb
See also: castle, home
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an ˌEnglishman’s ˌhome is his ˈcastle

(British English) (American English a ˌman’s ˌhome is his ˈcastle) (saying) a person’s home is a place where they can be private and safe and do as they like
See also: castle, home
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