home bird

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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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A self confessed home-bird, North says his fellow Saints are helping him settle in, and he has a very familiar face not too far away.
However, home-bird Emma has no plans to become the next Victoria Beckham, 39, or Abbey Crouch, 27, the report added.
HARRY REDKNAPP is a renowned home-bird who loves his plush mansion in Dorset and frequent rounds of golf with Kevin Bond.
"Players do talk about hypothetical situations but at the moment I am a bit of a home-bird to be honest."
He said: 'His wife Chris was a lovely woman, but she was not a drinking person, very much a home-bird. They were the perfect couple.'
Calzaghe is such a home-bird that he is not especially excited at the prospect of jetting to Los Angeles this week to collect his brand new world title belt.
HOME-BIRD John Part is flying back to Canada during the world darts championship - adding to the 140,000 air miles he has clocked up so far this year.