verb (used without object)
- roosevelt, eleanor,
- roosevelt, franklin d.,
- roosevelt, franklin delano,
- roosevelt, theodore,
- rooster tail,
- root amputation
Origin of roost
Examples from the Web for roost
“All the chickens are coming home to roost,” said opposition leader Antonio Di Pietro.Silvio Berlusconi Convicted of Tax Fraud, Banned From Holding Office|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And past traumas and tribulations come home to roost for one reason only: so you can finally release them.
As House Majority Leader, DeLay ruled his roost with an iron fist that makes Nancy Pelosi look like Mary Poppins.
But now the chickens are coming back home to America to roost.
When you win, it's a big party and the lottery sends out the invitations and all the chickens come home to roost.
My hand shook so, owing to the stiffness of my night-cap last night before I went to roost.Tales of the Wonder Club, Volume II|Alexander Huth
He wished to call attention to a difference and he has succeeded beyond his expectations: curses, like hens, come home to roost.Art|Clive Bell
You took a long walk yesterday, I hear—went across in the ferry boat, and strolled up to the foot of Scythia's Roost.For Woman's Love|Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
As he lay there a bird and its young ones came to roost on the boughs above him.Sagas from the Far East|Various
It was growing late, and they came for a last look at the house before going to roost.Tales of a Poultry Farm|Clara Dillingham Pierson
Word Origin for roost
Word Origin for Roost
late Old English hrost "wooden framework of a roof, perch for domestic fowl," from Proto-Germanic *hro(d)-st- (cf. Old Saxon hrost "framework of a roof, attic," Middle Dutch, Flemish, Dutch roest "roost," Old Norse hrot, Gothic hrot "roof," of unknown origin. Exact relationship and ulterior connections unknown. Extended sense "hen-house" is from 1580s. To rule the roost is recorded from 1769.
1520s, from roost (n.). Related: Roosted; roosting. Chickens come home to roost in reference to eventual consequences of bad actions attested from 1824; the original proverb seems to have been curses, like chickens, come home to roost.
see chickens come home to roost; rule the roost.