house and home


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house and home

One's permanent residence. Used especially in the phrases "be out of house and home" and "eat (one) out of house and home." I wasn't expecting to spend so much money on food when I agreed to host the two teenagers from America. They're going to eat us out of house and home! Several hundred students may suddenly be out of house and home after the university-owned apartment building failed to pass its annual health and safety inspection on Friday.
See also: and, home, house

house and home

a person's home (used for emphasis).
See also: and, home, house
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But, for the matter o' that, if everybody was to do like you, the world must come to a standstill; for if everybody tried to do without house and home, and with poor eating and drinking, and was allays talking as we must despise the things o' the world as you say, I should like to know where the pick o' the stock, and the corn, and the best new-milk cheeeses