home sweet home


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home sweet home

An expression of pleasure or relief upon returning to one's home, especially after an extended period away from it. Ah, home sweet home! After two months in India, it sure is great to be back.
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home sweet ˈhome

(often ironic) used to say how pleasant your home is (especially when you really mean that it is not pleasant at all)
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home sweet home

A sentimental or ironic view of home as a wonderful place. The term was the title of a song composed by Henry R. Bishop, with words by the American lyricist John Howard Payne, used in the opera Clari, or The Maid of Milan (1823). The song became virtually a sacred text for middle-class Victorians and achieved a fame far beyond that of the opera or its composer. The great soprano Adelina Patti used it as an audition piece, and the equally great Jenny Lind sang it in all her concerts all over the world from 1850 on. Its most famous performer, however, was the Australian soprano Dame Nellie Melba, and audiences around the world would chant “Home! Sweet Home!” to bring her back for another encore. It is also the name of a song by Motley Crue.
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Inspired by Thai mythology and beliefs, this Home Sweet Home throws players into a dark and twisted labyrinth, where a miasma of fear fills the air.
This is the "Blue Bloods" Season 5 recap of episode 12 "Home Sweet Home." Click (http://www.cbs.com/shows/blue_bloods/video/FXuxwJxJWJcjAE5Ye4zaleQ14rqWCLk4/blue-bloods-home-sweet-home/) HERE to watch "Blue Bloods" Season 5, episode 12 "Home Sweet Home" from the show's official website at CBS.
In her Home Sweet Home show at Venue Cymru on March 5, 2015 Katherine will perform tracks off her new album as well as favourites from throughout her career.
Summary: DUBAI - The Philippine Consulate in Dubai has backed the special 'Home Sweet Home' campaign of the government declaring the years 2011 to 2016 as the 'Pinoy Homecoming Years'.
A third workshop, entitled Home Sweet Home, will teach participants how to create a publication using mixed media.
High-efficiency double-pane windows, decorative window awnings, reflective window film and dense vinyl mesh window screening are a few of the many things that can make yours "home sweet home." Check with your local utility company for rebates and other incentives for energy-efficient improvements such as these.
The added two local columns that will run monthly: Home Sweet Home by real estate industry reporter Shannon Behnken, and On Your Side, a consumer column by technology reporter Richard Mullins.
"HOME Sweet Home" is a lovely traditional sentiment, and it's the message spelt out on a beautiful rug from The Rug Company's collection.
Last week, USA Today blogger Whitney Matheson used her "Pop Candy" blog to give the Home Sweet Home issue a glowing review.
Mart, to Peter Schauben, founder of Gift for Life, and Bob Chisholm, president of the Home Sweet Home showroom and presenting sponsor of Takin' It to the Stars.
However, a novel commissioned by appliance giants Electrolux, called Men In Aprons, hopes to redress the balance by offering subtle tips to blokes about making their home sweet home.
Trainer David Evans had gone more than a year without a winner at the track, but he ended the lean spell with Home Sweet Home in the six-furlong handicap.
One needs to think what converts a house into a home sweet home. Money can buy a bed but can it buy sleep?
It included a tableau for every room in the artist's boyhood home, each overlaid with video projections of atomic tests and other vintage footage that deftly realized a fusion of paranoia, militarism, optimism, and home sweet home. A figure called Warboy--part robot, part teenager--commanded center stage in the incarnation of a large puppet.
And that gives the saying "Home sweet home" even more meaning.