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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
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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.
See also: away, home
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

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
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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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home away from home, a

A comfortable place or dwelling where one feels quite at home. At first put as a home from home, this expression dates from the second half of the 1800s. In the 1920s it took its present form. The OED cites a lyric from Henry Kirk’s The Transport Workers Songbook of ca. 1926: “It’s like a home away from home.” Since then the expression has become standard usage in advertisements for hotels and other lodgings, vacation spots, and the like.
See also: away, home
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