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“House” Idioms

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Do you agree that people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones? What does it mean? Read the post and learn 10 “house” idioms.


Get on like a house on fire


Meaning: If two people like each other a lot, we usually say that they get on like a house on fire.
Ex: My best man and I met at college and immediately got on like a house on fire.


Bring the house down


Meaning: This idiom refers to a performer or a performance that make people laugh and/or cheer with loud clapping.
Ex: Keira Knightly’s performance at the theatre last night brought the house down.


As safe as houses


Meaning: If something is as safe as houses, then it is completely safe.
Ex: Sarah always feels as safe as houses when staying with her grandparents.

“House” idioms


People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones


Meaning: you shouldn’t be hard on other people for their flaws because you are not perfect either.
Ex: Carla is always complaining about Mike’s drinking. But I think that people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones because she’s a heavy smoker.


Eat someone out of house and home


Meaning: refers to a person who eats too much food so that it costs a lot of money to feed that person.
Ex: I’d like Bob to finally get a job and move out. He’s eating me out of house and home.


A house is not a home


Meaning: a house is not a home until it has inhabitants and a homey atmosphere.
Ex: “We’re moving to a new house!” “Yes, but it’ll take time to get used to it because a house is not a home.”


A house of cards


Meaning: A complicated system that is weak and/or easy to destroy.
Ex: Paul thought it is not a very good idea to invest in that company because it seemed like a house of cards to him.

“House” idioms


A dream home


Meaning: your ideal home.
Ex: A small house with a garden by the lake would be my dream home


Go (all) around the houses


Meaning: do something in an unnecessarily complicated way.
Ex: Will you stop going all around the houses and ask him directly about the price of the car?


A housewarming party


Meaning: refers to a party you give after moving into a new home.
Ex: We’re having a housewarming party on Saturday. We’d like you to join us.

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