make (oneself) at home

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make (oneself) at home

To enter a particular place and make oneself comfortable, feeling free to behave as if one lived there. Often used as a polite imperative in the phrase "make yourself at home." Come in and make yourself at home! I'm just finishing up a few things in the kitchen. He really makes himself at home when he stays over, huh? Is that your sweater he's wearing?
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make yourself at home

An invitation to enter a particular place and make oneself comfortable, feeling free to behave as if one lived there. Come in and make yourself at home! I'm just finishing up a few things in the kitchen.
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make oneself at home

to make oneself comfortable as if one were in one's own home. Please come in and make yourself at home. I'm glad you're here. During your visit, just make yourself at home.
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Make yourself at home.

Fig. Please make yourself comfortable in my home. (Also a signal that a guest can be less formal.) Andy: Please come in and make yourself at home. Sue: Thank you. I'd like to. Bill: I hope I'm not too early. Bob: Not at all. Come in and make yourself at home. I've got a few little things to do. Bill: Nice place you've got here.
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make oneself at home

Be at ease, act as though one were in one's own home. For example, I have to make a phone call but please make yourself at home, or Tim has a way of making himself at home just about anywhere. This expression was first recorded in 1860. Also see at home, def 3.
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make yourself at home

COMMON If you make yourself at home somewhere, you relax and feel comfortable as if you were in your own home. Arnold and Gwen had found the hidden key and made themselves at home. Once the boat left, the passengers all made themselves at home. Note: You say make yourself at home to a guest to invite them to behave in an informal, relaxed way. `Sit down,' Anne said. `Make yourself at home.' Please make yourself at home. Help yourself to anything you want.
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References in classic literature ?
The girls' clothes were made at home and Sally could not afford to spend Sundays in idleness.
Made at Home Breads provides some fifty recipes and over fifteen easy step-by-step techniques for making them, and is recommended as a basic primer for any who would bake breads, buns, rolls and more.
It already is making inroads in the San Fernando Valley because it's cheap, easy to conceal and can be made at home with instructions from the Internet, police said.
Did you know that popular items such as Gak and Silly Putty can be made at home with common household items?
Once made at home, it will be ready to enjoy in as little as five weeks, but waiting two to three months is recommended.