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One's home. Welcome to our humble abode! Can I get you something to drink?
take up (one's) abode
To settle into a place or lodging and make it one's home. San Francisco is a fine place to take up your abode.
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take up one's abode
some place to make some place one's home. I am going to take up my abode in a different city. I will take up my abode in this place and hope to find a job close by.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A self-deprecating way to refer to one's home. Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is the source: the insufferable Mr. Collins refers to his patroness Lady Catherine de Burgh with “The garden in which stands my humble abode is separated only by a lane from Rosings Park, her ladyship's residence'' and “But she is perfectly amiable, and often condescends to drive by my humble abode in her little phaeton and ponies.''
Endangered Phrases by Steven D. Price Copyright © 2011 by Steven D. Price