the old country

the old country

One's or one's ancestors' native country; the country of one's origin, especially in Europe. Ma keeps talking about going back to the old country. Let's save up and take her next summer.
See also: country, old
References in classic literature ?
Micawber, 'is, that in some branches of our family we may live again in the old country.
Whatever the attitude of America as a nation may be to these matters, the American people don't want to see the old country in trouble.
My fancy played with the various forms of fraud and violence, and I agreed with him sympathetically when he remarked that the authorities in the old country were so damned technical.
I picked up the gun he had dropped; a queer piece from the old country, short and heavy, with a stag's head on the cock.
If the curious traveller will turn south from Glen Ellen, he will find himself on a boulevard that is identical with the old country road seven centuries ago.
The young man found, on landing in the old country, a welcome and a surrounding in full harmony with all his dreams throughout his wanderings and solitude, and the promise of a fresh and adventurous life.
Red John and Axel did not send their pay-days home to the old country.
The Old Country is successfully invading Little Town, but before we find out what that means we backtrack over the Summer leading up to the bombs and we meet Pavel Duda, a refugee from the Old Country who moves in next door.
Currently Sitram USA plans to offer a number of open-stock items under the Old Country Roses Formal Cookware Collection name, including a 2.