Home Depot

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The common noun follows from the proper noun.

Proper noun[edit]

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Home Depot

  1. A chain of home improvement warehouse stores which combine the availability of large quantities of raw materials and tools.
    • 1997, Rick Bragg, All Over But the Shoutin', page 33:
      My aunt Gracie Juanita could build Tara if you gave her a year and a key to the Home Depot.


Home Depot (plural Home Depots)

  1. (by extension) A place where a shopper can find everything related to a particular field.
    • 1995, Jane Heller, Crystal Clear, page 85:
      She told me her name was Zola, took hold of my elbow, and guided me into the store, which turned out to be a veritable Home Depot for New Agers.
    • 2003, Loren D. Estleman, Something Borrowed, Something Black, page 89:
      The room itself was no larger than an ordinary living room, but it appeared to be a Home Depot of modern weaponry.
    • 2004, Susan Douglas; Meredith W. Michaels, The Mommy Myth: The Idealization of Motherhood and how it Has Undermined Women, page 19:
      The media, which bombard us with TV shows, movies, catalogs, ads, and magazines, serve as a kind of Home Depot of personas to draw from and put on.
    • 2004, Christopher Eldridge, Conceptual Communal Home Design, page 113:
      As such, this building is literally like a Home Depot of services!
    • 2006, Violet Blue, The Adventurous Couple's Guide to Sex Toys, page 99:
      This is the Home Depot of sex toys sites: It has all the basics, an enormous range of models and styles, and tips on building your own.
    • 2006, Andrew Beaujon, Body Piercing Saved My Life: Inside the Phenomenon of Christian Rock, page 113:
      It's almost like a Home Depot model for a church. You go in, get what you need, and leave.
    • 2007, W. j. Caniano, The Powers That Be: America's Dirtiest Secrets, page 97:
      First, you just don't go down to the radioactive material center, like a Home Depot, and get some nuclear material.


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