home bird

home bird

One who prefers the comforts and familiarity of one's home to new and unknown places or things. She invited me to a party with some of the cast members from her play, but I've always been a bit of a home bird, especially when I don't know the people I'll be hanging around. Our daughter has always been a home bird, officer—being gone for such a long stretch without at least making contact with us is completely out of character.
See also: bird, home

a ˈhome bird

a person who spends most of the time at home because they are happiest there: Sheila’s a home bird really. She likes to spend her free time around the house or in the garden.
See also: bird, home
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"I chose Aberdeen (university) initially because it was close to home and because I am such a home bird.
Despite her taste of Hollywood glamour, she told BBC Scotland's The Nine: "I'm too much a home bird to move to West Hollywood.
Kenny told Mirror Sport: "Chris is a home bird. It happened very quickly and Aberdeen have been very good to him.
I've recently come to realise that you can either be home bird or a travel buff - trying to strike a balance between the two (at least for me) is tricky.
Jo Empson; LITTLE HOME BIRD; Child's Play (Children's: Picture Books) 16.99 ISBN: 9781846438899
It has to tick all the boxes for me now at the age of 41 and being a bit of a home bird.
I become a home bird, leaving the nest only to work and get food for the kids - anything else has to be pretty impressive to get me out the door.
Experts will give tips on where to watch wildlife, how to improve wildlife photography skills, build and take home bird boxes and advice on how to encourage wildlife in the garden.
Welshmen have always had a W choice between succeeding in England or remaining at home and it was ironically in Italy that Carwyn re-established himself as a home bird. He once quoted the Welsh novelist, Emyr W Humphreys, who saw the choice for the able Welshman as being W between magnetic poles, and was very conscious of a sense of guilt and sin among those who turned their backs on their own country.
And despite having travelled as far afield as Costa Rica and the West Indies, the truth is I am such a home bird that apart from trips to other parts of Yorkshire with Huddersfield Chess Club I would quite happily never leave HD3 ever again.
SARAH MILLICAN HOME BIRD LIVE Channel 4, 10pm The British Comedy Award's Queen of Comedy returns with a brand new live show filmed during her sell-out nationwide tour, Home Bird.
Sarah Millican Home Bird Live C4, 10pm The only downside for fans of the Queen of British Comedy 2014 is that most of us would have either seen her third stand-up show when she was on tour, or got the DVD last Christmas.
The artist with the signature swathe of hair across her face celebrates with fans at the Town Hall by performing songs from her new album Now and Always - 20 Years of Dreaming Friday One of two top comedians in town tonight and tomorrow (Russell Howard is at the LG Arena) Sarah Millican will be teaching people what to take on a dirty weekend, the easiest way to blend in at posh restaurants and how to teach a pensioner to swear in Home Bird at Symphony Hall Saturday With the stage still warm from Drake's two night residency, it is the turn of Jason Derulo to light up the NIA.