Definition of house and home in English:

house and home


  • A person's home (used for emphasis)

    ‘some people sell house and home to sit in a boat writing books’
    • ‘You certainly love her, but don't forget about all those times when her brother invited himself over for dinner, unannounced of course, eating the two of you out of house and home.’
    • ‘I'm so sorry, I'll probably eat you both out of house and home!’
    • ‘Also if you get too many deer in one place they can eat themselves out of house and home,’ Mr Cubby added.’
    • ‘The book gives a fantastic insight into the city as it follows themes such as house and home, working for a living and entertainment through almost two millennia.’
    • ‘Our point of view was we were attacked by an aggressive military and in fact we were just defending house and home.’
    • ‘At the same time, he postulated that ‘a woman's duty is to see to house and home.’’
    • ‘If the trend continued they would be put out of house and home.’
    • ‘But those boys have stolen everything I have in life and have now driven me out of my house and home.’
    • ‘I know grown women who, when they don't get their own way, go on a rampage, nearly destroying house and home.’
    • ‘What better way to make a quick buck than to sell off the government subsidized apartments and turf the 23,000 residents out of house and home?’