Idioms for home

Origin of home

before 900; Middle English hom, Old English hām (noun and adv.); cognate with Dutch heim, Old Norse heimr, Danish hjem, Swedish hem, German Heim home, Gothic haims village; akin to haunt

SYNONYMS FOR home

2 hearth, fireside.
3 asylum.

OTHER WORDS FROM home

min·i·home, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH home

home house (see synonym study at house)
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British Dictionary definitions for home free (1 of 2)

Home
/ (hjuːm) /

noun

British Dictionary definitions for home free (2 of 2)

Derived forms of home

homelike, adjective

Word Origin for home

Old English hām; related to Old Norse heimr, Gothic haims, Old High German heim, Dutch heem, Greek kōmi village
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Idioms and Phrases with home free (1 of 2)

home free

In a secure or comfortable position, especially because of being certain to succeed. For example, Once I meet the schedule I'll be home free, or I think we have enough support for this measure—we're home free. This expression probably alludes to safely reaching baseball's home plate, meaning one has scored a run. [Mid-1900s]

Idioms and Phrases with home free (2 of 2)

home

In addition to the idioms beginning with home

  • home free
  • home in on
  • home run
  • home truth

also see:

  • at home
  • bring home
  • bring home the bacon
  • chickens come home to roost
  • close to home

Drive Homeeat someone out of house and homemake oneself at homenobody homenothing to write home abouttill the cows come home.

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