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Home, sweet home...

Hi everyone! In this lesson we are going to learn some vocabulary and expressions related to "Home". Please feel free to edit the lesson with more vocabulary.

Make yourself at home!

Following the completion of this lesson, consider taking a look at these associated topics: Difference between ROBBER, BURGLAR ..., Words ending with the suffix less, As well as & Frequently Misspelt Words.

Words[edit | edit source]

Word Meaning
Cozy Warm and comfortable
Cramped Not having enough space
Dingy Dirty and dark
Bright Having a lot of light
Spaciousness The quality of being large and having a lot of space
Roomy Large in size
Convenient Easy to get
Private Belonging to one person
Shabby To be in a poor condition
Landlord A person who leases (rents) his or her house, apartment, townhouse, or condo to a tenant
Tenant A person who pays rent to the landlord
Noisy Being loud
Safe Free from danger
Bathroom Any room with a toilet and sink
Bedroom A room in which one sleeps (where a bed is found)
Garage An attached or detached section of the house in which you keep your vehicle(s)
Basement The ground level of the house
Dining room Where the meals are eaten
Living room A common area for entertainment. For example, Television, Video Gaming, Sitting area for guests
Apartment A unit in a residential building
House A building where individuals or family live in

Expressions[edit | edit source]

Here are some useful expressions using "Home". Feel free to complete the list by editing this wiki page ;)

A man’s home is his castle[edit | edit source]

  • Meaning: a sentiment that a man should have freedom to do what he wants in his home (originally “An Englishman’s home is his castle”)

Bring home[edit | edit source]

  • Meaning: make clearly appreciated or understood (usually said of something unpleasant)

Bring home the bacon[edit | edit source]

  • Meaning: earn a wage, or be successful

Charity begins at home[edit | edit source]

  • Meaning: a sentiment that one should take care of family and friends before offering aid to others

Chickens will/have come home to roost[edit | edit source]

  • Meaning: said as an admonition that actions have consequences

Come home to roost[edit | edit source]

  • Meaning: return to cause trouble, in an analogy to chickens returning to their coop at the end of the day

Go home and get (one’s) beauty sleep[edit | edit source]

  • Meaning: said jocularly of or by one who must depart early, facetiously because of the necessity of getting enough rest to avoid being considered unattractive because of sleep deprivation

Halfway house[edit | edit source]

  • Meaning: Something that combines the qualities of two different things
  • Example: This band is a halfway house between rock and pop.

A house of cards[edit | edit source]

  • Meaning: An organization or plan that is weak and can easily be destroyed
  • Example: Their plan turned out to be a house of cards.

As safe as houses[edit | edit source]

  • Meaning: Be very safe
  • Example: I’ve locked the door. They’re as safe as houses.

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