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

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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