Also sleep-in. residing at the place of one's employment: a live-in maid.
living in a cohabitant relationship.
a live-in person.
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How to use live-in in a sentence
He had been arrested and briefly jailed in Gary in 2004, after an incident triggered by a breakup with a live-in girlfriend.Indiana Serial Killer’s Confession Was Just the Start | Michael Daly | October 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A California family is struggling to evict their now-fired live-in nanny—and tenancy laws are on her side.
His live-in partner, Valerie Trierweiler, from whom he recently announced his separation, was not liked in France.
As one of my friends noted, if a live-in boyfriend had done this to me, he'd have more than the CIA to worry about.
Services can also include accompaniment to and from rehab centers and traveling with the client—but not 24/7 live-in coaching.Live-in Sober Coaches Offer Wealthy Expensive New Way to Stay Clean | Eliza Shapiro | March 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
We will still be husband and wife; we will take a small lodging, and you shall housekeep and live in-doors.The Grey Woman and other Tales | Mrs. (Elizabeth) Gaskell
The job that I had quit I was making $25 a week, gentlemen—a 24-hour live-in job.Warren Commission (1 of 26): Hearings Vol. I (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
If I except the water-bucket, which now and then goes down in the yard, we always live in-doors.Wonderful Stories for Children | Hans Christian Andersen
We will still be husband and wife; we will take a small lodging, and you shall house-keep and live in-doors.Curious, if True | Elizabeth Gaskell
British Dictionary definitions for live in
(of an employee, as in a hospital or hotel) to dwell at one's place of employment
living in the place at which one works: a live-in maid
living with someone else in that person's home: a live-in lover
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Other Idioms and Phrases with live-in
Reside in one's place of employment or schooling, as in They wanted a baby-sitter who could live in, or Joe was planning to live in at the college. This expression is used primarily for domestic servants or students. [Late 1800s] Also see live out.
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