an Englishman's home is his castle

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

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

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

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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