home is where the heart is


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home is where the heart is

proverb One's home is made up of the places and people one loves or cherishes most. I don't really care where we move, so long as we're together. Home is where the heart is, after all. I grew up in Arkansas, but if home is where the heart is, then my home is in Paris, with all of you.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

Home is where the heart is.

Prov. People long to be at home.; Your home is whatever place you long to be. I've had a lovely time visiting you, but home is where the heart is, and I think it's time I went back. If home is where the heart is, then my home is my parents' old house. I've never loved my own apartment the way I love their place.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ˌhome is where the ˈheart is

(saying) a home is where the people you love are: When I ask him if he’s happy travelling around the world all the time, he just says, ‘Home is where the heart is. If my wife and children are with me, then I’m happy.’
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

home is where the heart is

One’s true home is where one’s affections are centered. This particular expression was listed in Elbert Hubbard’s A Thousand and One Epigrams (1914) but had been known for centuries before that. According to Burton Stevenson, several authorities attribute it to the Roman writer Pliny. See also home, sweet home.
See also: heart, home
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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