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 ?
Living under the same roof with the beloved brother from whom she had been so suddenly and hardly separated: with a mind at ease, and free from any persecutions which could call a blush into her cheek, or a pang into her heart, she seemed to have passed into a new state of being.
'She threatens to kill me whenever we have any misunderstanding; I am scared of living under the same roof with her,' he stated.
"Rupert is living under the same roof with Liberty and their children," the source said.
Living under the same roof with his stepfamily has been a challenge for Derek Britton, whose father remarried last June.