Definition of live out of a suitcase in US English:

live out of a suitcase

phrase

  • Live or stay somewhere on a temporary basis and with only a limited selection of one's belongings, typically because one's occupation requires a great deal of traveling.

    • ‘‘I went through a spell when I was always on the go, living out of a suitcase,’ she says.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, by this point I was getting tired of living out of a suitcase and I didn't enjoy the city as much as I might have done.’
    • ‘Michael is living out of a suitcase at the moment.’
    • ‘At the end of the season we normally have a holiday, but to be honest it would be nice to have two weeks where we weren't living out of a suitcase.’
    • ‘Her parents told her she had to think about buying a home instead of living out of a suitcase.’
    • ‘Since 1995, I have more or less lived out of a suitcase.’
    • ‘Alex spoke about the strain of touring and being away from home for long periods of time, especially the hassles of living out of a suitcase for months on end.’
    • ‘I hate flying, airports and living out of a suitcase.’
    • ‘She just needed time to adjust, after living out of a suitcase for seven years.’
    • ‘He spent so much time in recent years criss-crossing the Atlantic, living out of a suitcase and seeing much of the world through the car window.’