home, James!

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home, James(, and don't spare the horses)

A humorous directive for a driver to take one home directly and without delay. Thank goodness you finally came to pick me up. Home, James, and don't spare the horses! You know, shouting "home, James" every time you get in the car is starting to get a little tiresome.
See also: and, spare

home, James (and don't spare the horses)!

used as a humorous way of exhorting the driver of a vehicle to drive home quickly. dated
This was the title of a popular song by F. Hillebrand in 1934 ; it represents a parody of the instruction given to a coachman in the days of the horse and carriage.
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DALLAS -- In the Knox Henderson neighborhood of Dallas, where ladies still lunch and send bread-and-butter notes to friends, the new Home, James! store, whose motto is to always put the customer first, is as welcome as the first Home, James!
Home, James! customers have traveled the world and seen it all, according to Schreick, so when they enter this little store, painted in the bright yet calming shades of pistachio, robin's egg blue and coral, they want to see something new and different.
This Home, James! store delivers in 2,000 square feet.
McCusker, president of De'Longhi / Evelyn Krasnow Rumble of simplehuman / Josef Schreick of The Home, James! Collection / Alan Steel of George Little Management / Carole Dixon of 41 Madison / The food of choice in Frankfurt: frankfurters
Caption(s): Designer Bill Sofield / Dominique Browning of House & Garden / Robin Richter of Baker / Designer Jamie Drake / Su Hilty of 7 W / Jason Nixon, left, and John Loecke / David Cipperman of the Home, James! Collection / Robert Couturier / Designer Charlotte Moss / Donna Kalajian
Hand-painted shell motif dinnerware from Home, James! offers a complete array of entertaining options.
The newest pattern from the home, james! Collection at Richard Cohen Co.
Caption(s): Martha Stewart / Designer Charles Edwards, who came in from London for the event / David Cipperman of Home, James! Collection / Steven Elrod of Lee Jofa / Designer Thomas Burak and Jaimee Gregory / Designer Kate Spade / Designer Jamie Drake / Designer Thom Filicia / Jonathan Adler, left, and Simon Doonan with Liberace / Janice Langrall of Schumacher / Mayer Rus and Dominique Browning of House & Garden
For the traditionalist with a sense of joie de vivre, Home, James! in East Hampton, N.Y., has the perfect weekend gift from its new colorful chinoisserie collection of dinnerware and accessories.
A line of colorful, plastic-handled flatware from home, james! is shaped like people wearing hats.
EAST HAMPTON, N.Y.-With a clientele that's one part celebrity, one part upper crust, Josef Schreick and David Cipperman, owners of Home, James!, a little gem of a shop on Main Street here, have given new meaning to the term "retail differentiation."
Although Home, James! has sold the top end of lines from companies like Raynaud, Gien, Spode, Mottahedeh and Arthur Price Silver since its inception, the shop recently branched out to include a line of proprietary table linens, glassware and dinnerware that its owners believe will further cement its standing in the community while possibly drawing attention from other, larger high-end retailers.