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leave home

To cease living with one's parents; to strike out on one's own. I regret leaving home at such a young age, but it did teach me some good lessons about self-reliance.
See also: home, leave
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Young adults who can't afford to leave home are becoming a drain on parents' finances
Traffic is getting worse; I now leave home right after dawn prayers.
The average British person was found to have their first child at 27, get married at 25 and leave home at 20.
A BENEFIT cheat who was caught on CCTV in a brawl with police, despite claiming he could not leave home without a walking stick, has been jailed for 15 months.
Making sure that the younger members of our country are informed before they decide to leave home has a central role in tackling homelessness and will help them to avoid making the decision too early in life.
For Cypriot women on the other hand, the average age they leave home is 26.
AP) -- Community college students who want to earn a four-year university degree without having to leave home will have that chance under a partnership between Troy University and Alabama's two-year college system.
Customers can also call at a lower rate at home and use their phone as an ordinary mobile handset when they leave home.
THERE are some foods we just can't leave home without.
Acting as an in-depth reference for all caregivers of patients and loved ones with Alzheimer's, In Search Of The Alzheimer's Wanderer details just what to do in anticipation and planning for a wandering occurrence with such things as understanding what objects they may never leave home without, what behaviors they might display to attract attention, and whether or not they might hide while being searched for, as well as a comprehensive list of things to do in order of time from fifteen minutes after the discovery of the missing, to the first hour, etc.
Sofia helps Berta have the most wonderful party ever; and Berta helps Sofia persuade her parents to let her accept the scholarship to boarding school and leave home.
Latin Americans who leave home looking for work are becoming a substantial part of their native countries' economic picture.
Nathaniel "Nathan" Cornelius is a seventh grader, but he doesn't leave home to go to school.
Domestic diva Martha Stewart's bid for an early release - or at least to be able to leave home more often for work - was dashed by a US judge who ordered her to serve the full five months of house arrest.
In Afghanistan's conservative Muslim districts, women are rarely allowed to leave home, so the female team must visit most households individually.