live under the same roof

live under the same roof

To share a house together (with someone). At one point, my parents, my adult children, their kids, Terry, and myself were all living under the same roof—it was mayhem! I'm leaving, Tom. I refuse to live under the same roof as a criminal. As long as you live under the same roof with us, you will follow our rules.
See also: live, roof, same

live under the same roof (with someone)

Fig. to share a dwelling with someone. (Implies living in a close relationships, as a husband and wife.) I don't think I can go on living under the same roof with her. She was quite happy to live under the same roof with him.
See also: live, roof, same
References in classic literature ?
It seems almost too good to be true that I shall actually live under the same roof with her and see her every day--sit at the same table with her--and walk with her among the beautiful trees and flowers that witnessed our first meeting.
But now that I see you, I feel that nothing in the whole world would induce me to live under the same roof as Lord Windermere.
We tend to find those who live under the same roof as us so irritating that 32 per cent of Brits said their happiest time is while at home alone.
The two used to live together, but when Asuelu's K-1 Visa was approved, Kolini refused to live under the same roof as him.
They provide for a sworn statement by both parents that they live under the same roof.
Two 40-year-old men who have never flown the nest are forced to live under the same roof when their parents marry.
The clever use of space and light throughout as well as its adaptable layout will appeal to professional couples, families and three-generation families who wish to live under the same roof.
While their families wait for inquests to find out exactly what happened that night last November, Week In Week Out investigates why a council has been sending ex-offenders - including sex offenders - to live under the same roof as vulnerable homeless people in a Valleys village.
Val must get better and get home soon or she'll miss out on all the hi-jinks and food fights as Kerry and Tracy are forced to live under the same roof.
Val must get better and get home better and get homesoon or she'll miss out on all the hijinks and food fights as Kerry and Tracy are forced to live under the same roof.
Washington, November 11 ( ANI ): 'Teen Bride' Courtney Stodden has drawn up a bizarre "Separation Agreement" with husband Doug Hutchison, as they continue to live under the same roof.
The story is simple as both Brennan Huff (Ferrell) and Dale Doback (Reilly) are forced to live under the same roof when Hugg's mother and Doback's father marry.
When the wife discovered her husband had married a 21-year-old woman, she insisted that no second wife was going to live under the same roof with her.
Reality check You and the sis have to live under the same roof, so waging a back-and-forth battle isn't the best game plan.