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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.
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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He had not kept his promise of treating me like his sisters; he continually made little chilling differences between us, which did not at all tend to the development of cordiality: in short, now that I was acknowledged his kinswoman, and lived under the same roof with him, I felt the distance between us to be far greater than when he had known me only as the village schoolmistress.
He and both his wives lived under the same roof and often had disputes on various matters, they said.
But a court was told they lived under the same roof, went on holidays together and that their home was held in joint names.
Fergie, 50, has already offered to move out of Royal Lodge, Windsor, where she has lived under the same roof as her exhusband for nearly two years.
Basically I was remarking on the strangely unpleasant career that Leah's father's wife Janet has managed to build for herself, on her much-publicised story of "the child I lost", when the little-known truth is that Leah was not only NOT her daughter but - by Leah's choice - they never even lived under the same roof.
But a court was told they lived under the same roof, holidayed together and their home in Margate, Kent was held in joint names.
A LOVING couple face the heartbreak of seeing their marriage annulled because they once lived under the same roof as stepfather and stepdaughter.
His killing of the woman he lived under the same roof with and called "mum" was without mercy, while Cathy Dinsmore became a disposable pawn in murderous Cetin's deadly game of vengeance.
He lost the case because he had lived under the same roof as her for so long - even though they rarely spoke or shared a bed.