come home to (someone or something)

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come home to (someone or something)

1. To return home to a particular person or thing. The phrase can also end at "to," typically when the person or thing at home is named earlier in the sentence. I'm always thrilled to come home to my family after a long day at the office. My nephew is watching my kids, so I anticipate coming home to chaos. Now that the kids are all in college, it's strange having no one to come home to.
2. To be understood or realized by someone. A solution finally came home to me as I was falling asleep last night.
See also: come, home

come home to someone or something

to arrive home and find someone or something there. (See also come home to someone.) I like to come home to a happy house. I look forward to coming home to you.
See also: come, home

come home to someone

Fig. [for a fact] to be recognized suddenly by someone. Suddenly, it came home to me that you thought I was Ronald. The importance of the events of the day finally came home to me.
See also: come, home

come home to someone

(of the significance of something) become fully realized by someone.
1981 Fannie Flagg Daisy Fay & the Miracle Man It came home to me that night that Momma has certainly lost her sense of humour.
See also: come, home, someone
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She should have been coming home to us with a bump on the head, but instead, she died.
He keeps coming home to us when he has no work and stays anything from a few months to a year.
Instead of Billy coming home to us, the police arrived to say he had suffered a head injury and had been taken to hospital.
This is coming home to us in Oregon in a big way with the Biscuit Fire.
A lot of Midwestern people live here, so it was just like coming home to us.
He went out with friends like teenagers across the country, and because of the events will not be coming home to us.
I couldn't risk my own girls being confused by someone saying to them they'd soon be getting a little brother or sister when the baby in my tummy wouldn't be coming home to us.
With husband John, 44, at her side, she said: "Joey went out last night with friends, like teenagers across the country, and because of the events of last night will not be coming home to us.
I've got a broken ankle and lots of bruising and scratches but I'm not worried about that - just that Joshua will never be coming home to us.
Berthe added: "To think she believed she was coming home to us but then went to die is the single saddest thing.