not give house room

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not give house room

To avoid involvement with someone or something because one is wary of them. A noun or pronoun can be used between "give" and "house." Our group simply will not give house room to close-minded people like that.
See also: give, house, not, room
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If a Jehovah's Witness knocked on your door spouting the kind of spurious twaddle with which Hoddle laced his sermon on reincarnation, you would not give them house room for a second.
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