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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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"Martin was a homebird, always building things, and he worked really hard to look after us.
SHE has just been signed to two top modelling agencies in London - but Holly Carpenter is too much of a homebird to stay away for long.
Sarah was back at home a few weeks ago to sign copies of her Homebird DVD while Collabro are gearing up to release a festive edition of their debut chart topping album Stars, featuring versions of Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, White Christmas and Falling Slowly from hit musical Once.
A PAMPERED cockerel called Joe Cocker is a real homebird - he likes nothing more than snuggling up with cats in front of a warm fire.
Homebird offers a wide range of home furnishings from quirky trinkets and ornaments to alternative/old-fashioned mirrors and pictures.
Amongst his albums are The Great War Of Words, A Better Man, Now That I Know What I Want, Won't You Take Me Home, Get On With Your Short Life, On Song, Live In Belfast, On Song 2: Red Sails In The Sunset, Homebird and Interpretations.
Trescothick is unashamedly a West Country homebird, in the same way that his former England team-mate Steve Harmison never feels comfortable when far away from Ashington, St James' Park and Durham's ground at Chester-le-Street.
Lucy has since said she is in her element playing the homebird.
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He added at the time: "To be honest I'm a bit of a homebird, and if I can take any part of home out there with me it will help.
Her debut DVD Chatterbox Live became the biggest selling stand-up DVD by a female comic of all time, and follow-up DVD's oroughly Modern Millican and Homebird also became huge box o'ce hits.