live under the same roof

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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.
The 41-year-old said although the couple had parted ways two months earlier, they were continuing to live under the same roof with their kids.
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.
"We remain good friends, still love each other and will continue to live under the same roof with our children.
Many caregivers live under the same roof with the patient but others have the added challenge of trying to manage care from afar.
Plus, you are way too young to live under the same roof with your guy.