out of house and home

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Adverb[edit]

out of house and home

  1. (idiomatic) In a manner that deprives one of dwelling or some aspect thereof.
    • Gail White, Partying with the Intelligentsia
      Poets will drink you out of house and home / leaving your living room in disarray
    • Helping Your Dog Adjust to a New Home, The Progressive Animal Welfare Society
      The other major reason [to puppy-proof] is to keep you from being chewed out of house and home.
    • Global Checkup: How Healthy is Earth?, Science NOW
      Many amphibians are being heated out of house and home.
    • 1999 May 31, Pile Drivers Move Residents Out of House and Home, The Press (Christchurch)
    • Cassandra Chrones Moore, Haunted Housing: How Toxic Scare Stories Are Spooking the Public Out of House and Home

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