home away from home

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home away from home

A place in which one has spent a lot of time and often where one feels as comfortable and familiar as one's own home. Growing up, I spent so much time at my best friend's house, it felt like my home away from home. Brett visits Paris so often, it has become his home away from home.
See also: away, home

one's home away from home

a place, other than one's home, where one can feel at home. Please make our house your home away from home when you are in town.
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a home from home


a home away from home

A home from home is a place where you are as comfortable as in your own home. Many cottages are a home from home, offering microwaves, dishwashers, tvs and videos.
See also: home

a home from home

a place where you are as happy, relaxed, or at ease as in your own home.
The North American version of this expression is a home away from home .
See also: home

a ˌhome from ˈhome

(British English) (American English a ˌhome away from ˈhome) a place where you feel as comfortable, happy, etc. as in your own home: They used to stay in their aunt’s apartment in Brighton every summer. It was a real home from home.
See also: home
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When they come here, I try to make them feel at home away from home.
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But to a lot of the veteran cops who cut their teeth as rookies at the old West Valley station, the place was like a home away from home.