home bird

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home bird

One who prefers the comforts and familiarity of one's home to new and unknown places or things. She invited me to a party with some of the cast members from her play, but I've always been a bit of a home bird, especially when I don't know the people I'll be hanging around. Our daughter has always been a home bird, officer—being gone for such a long stretch without at least making contact with us is completely out of character.
See also: bird, home

a ˈhome bird

a person who spends most of the time at home because they are happiest there: Sheila’s a home bird really. She likes to spend her free time around the house or in the garden.
See also: bird, home
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Paul told The Social Media: "I have been going to Lanzarote for 20 years even though I am a homebird, I just love Matagorda.
Despite her glamour credentials, WAG Danielle is actually a bit of a homebird and a keen cook.
Dolores said: "We've sold nearly 20 million albums worldwide but I'm just a homebird at heart."
I'm sure he isn't having an affair as he's too much of a homebird. I've tried to talk to him about it but he gets upset.
Although he admits he's more of a homebird than a party animal so he's no expert on the nightlife, the Spanish striker has made one particular observation.