live above (someone or something)

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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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Though her nephew had had no particular reason to hasten back on her account, she had not lived above sixandthirty hours after his return.
Heathcliff lived above a dozen years after quitting her husband.
He knew that to pry about and look at rooms, and make people open windows, and poke into sofas with his cane, and gossip with landladies, and ask who lived above and who below--he knew that this was of all pastimes the dearest to Tristram's heart, and he felt the more disposed to put it in his way as he was conscious that, as regards his obliging friend, he had suffered the warmth of ancient good-fellowship somewhat to abate.
As an American resident before, he should have lived above this rascality he showed.'
My aunt Hannah's family lived above Garbutt's shop, moving in 1939 from number 111, which still stands to this day.
The 55-year-old mum-of-two, whose husband Frank is the general manager of the bar, has lived above pubs for 28 years but says she has never been as scared as she is now.
Rita lived above a supermarket in Splott Road with her mother, and she said: "The shop we lived above had a cellar that was often infested with rats, mice and beetles."
David Palmer, prosecuting, said Ray Whitehouse, who lived above Stirling, had a carer, used a wheelchair and a hearing aid.
of sun and fields grained into a lake that lived above
Carpetright chief Lord Harris, whose store in Tottenham, north London, was burnt down on the first night of rioting which swept English cities, gave the money to families who lived above the shop and were forced to flee the flames.
Friends believed that the dead included the barman, Ryan Richner, who lived above McMahon's pub, his girlfriend, her children and one of her relatives who was visiting the couple.
Mr and Mrs Qxue, who ran the Timboo Chinese and Cantonese Takeaway and are believed to have lived above the business in Bramley, Leeds, were reported missing by friends over the weekend.
The gardens are described as "a rare survival of Victorian gardens once used by townsfolk who lived above their business and wanted to escape from the crowded town centre of Warwick".
Judge John Rogers QC originally agreed to bail him on condition that he lived above his business premises in Penycae, did not enter Brymbo, and did not approach the complainants.