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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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 ?
"Here," said I to Atkins, "I have brought you an assistant that perhaps you had not before." The man was so confounded that he was not able to speak for some time; but, recovering himself, he takes it with both his hands, and turning to his wife, "Here, my dear," says he, "did not I tell you our God, though He lives above, could hear what we have said?
Robert Tipton lives above the charity shop and also heard a bang and commotion.
Sarah-Jayne Fillaudeau, who lives above the London Bridge in Warrington, slept through the attempted raid and discovered what happened when she saw CCTV footage.
A Facebook page 'Green Bear collection to help the family' was set up within hours of the blaze in aid of manager Malcolm Wilks who lives above the pub.
In the title poem, "Living Above the Frost Line," the poet, who lives above the frost line and enjoys a few more days of blooming plants than "lowlanders" do, writes, "Living above the frost line I get a slanted view." This slanted view allows her to watch her elephant ear plant thrive even though the "experts" claim it cannot survive in its Appalachian mountain-top home.
Amy Davies, 23, who lives above Castle Arcade, said: "I like to walk through the arcades.
Karen George, who lives above the singer in New York, said neighbours were suffering "blaring usic...and shaking walls" for up to three hours each day, reports the Daily Star.
Karen George, who lives above the singer's apartment in a building by New York's Central Park, claims the Material Girl is using her apartment as a rehearsal studio.
Pamela Fenn, 81, who lives above the Praia da Luz apartment Madeleine vanished from, supposedly said she heard the four-year-old "scream for four hours" the night before.
light lives above the mind and to it returns eyes who cannot stand
This new form not only provides living accommodation for the granddaughter and her husband (while the elder brother lives above the grandparents in the adjacent property), but also vastly improves the existing house's outlook, previously hemmed in by a boundary wall sited just 500mm from its windows.
Uninhibited Mona (Nathalie Press) is a high-energy workingclass kid who lives above the pub her late parents ran in a bleak West York shire town.
Richard Paterson, 67, who lives above the shop, said: 'I sprayed the flat and left windows open all night.
French stars as the wierd Mary Trewednack, who lives above her own 'local shop for local people' in a remote Cornish fishing village (Portloe) with her equally-odd partner Angela (Catherine Tate).
Port Talbotborn Andrew Vicari lives above the starting line of the Grand Prix.