live above

live above (someone or something)

To make one's home above someone or something. I live above a musician, and he's constantly keeping me awake with his practicing. I lived above a convenience store when I was a college student, so I never had to go far to get household essentials.
See also: above, live
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live above someone or something

 and live over someone or something
to live in a place that is at a higher level than someone or something; to dwell directly over someone or something. We used to live above a small grocery store. Now we live over a student, who often has noisy parties.
See also: above, live
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
For poverty enriches those who live above it, and is a sure passport to truly hospitable spirits.
And as strong winds will we live above them, neighbours to the eagles, neighbours to the snow, neighbours to the sun: thus live the strong winds.
Another class live above this mark to the beauty of the symbol, as the poet and artist and the naturalist and man of science.
"Why, my little coz," said he, "I have come across to tell you that I live above the barber's in the Rue de la Tour, and that there is a venison pasty in the oven and two flasks of the right vintage on the table.
O for grace to do every day work in its proper time and to live above the tempting cheating train of earthly things.
RainyMilli asked his fans to always check their balance and never to live above their means.
He said: "I didn't see anything but I heard the accident as I live above here.
Persecuting such people is no service to his nation, because such attitudes impede the efforts of good people who live above prejudices.
Borrowing to live above our means is stealing from our grandchildren, who would have to pay the interest on an ever-increasing national debt.
Tracey has very little information to go on, apart from Colin used to live above Priest's Electrical shop, in Blackheath, before moving to Netherton, and he has a sister called Helen.
We went back and went to the poorest 15 countries and really looked at what it cost to live above what we consider the extreme poverty line and what we found is that in today's dollars that number is $1.90 as opposed to $1.25.
I also live above my premises - if they open until 10pm at night I'm worried about the effect it will have with the noise."
He said Punjab government wanted to upgrade the growth rate of the province to eight percent till next four years and as a result of it more than seven million people would be able to live above poverty line.
AN INNOVATIVE scheme for small enterprises which allows owners to live above their businesses has taken off in Warwickshire.
He added: "Remember, I live above the shop, as it were, so I find getting out of the shop, getting out of the office, going for a run round the park, that's a good stress-buster."