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chickens coming home to roostConsequences visited upon someone who originally had appeared to escape them.Rate it:

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chickens come home to roostA person's past wrongdoings will always return to negatively affect them.Rate it:

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the chickens come home to roostA person's past wrongdoings will return to negatively affect them.Rate it:

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come home to roostBad consequences of actions inevitably coming to pass.Rate it:

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cock of the roostA proud or conceited person.Rate it:

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don't count your chickens before they're hatchedYou should not count on something before it happens.Rate it:

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get up with the chickensto wake up earlyRate it:

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rule the roostTo be the controlling member(s) of a family, organization, or other group.Rate it:

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up with the chickensAwake and out of bed early in the morning.Rate it:

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home away from homeA place in which one is as comfortable as one's actual home.Rate it:

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home sweet homeOne's home, especially a nice, comfortable home.Rate it:

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Christmas is comingUsed as a reminder or warning regarding an impending deadline.Rate it:

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coming out of one's earsIn great or excess quantity.Rate it:

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get what's coming to oneTo experience the consequences of one's action.Rate it:

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have another thing comingAlternative form of have another think comingRate it:

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have another think comingTo be deluded, to be mistaken; to need to rethink something one has determined; to need to reconsider one's plans or expectations.Rate it:

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have it comingTo deserve or merit, as the consequences of one's actions.Rate it:

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look out! there's a car coming!Pay attention, otherwise you can be ran over.Rate it:

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the British are comingA warning that enemies are about and a battle is about to begin.Rate it:

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the British are comingA statement of impending doom.Rate it:

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up-and-comingemerging; aspiring; beginning to attract attention or critical acclaimRate it:

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up-and-comingEmerging; aspiring; improving; beginning to attract attention or critical acclaim.Rate it:

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at homeAt ease, comfortable.Rate it:

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hit a home runAccomplish a difficult task, design a spectacular approach, display an outstanding solution.Rate it:

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home in onTo focus or narrow down to something; to find or draw closer, as by trial and error or a gradual seeking process.Rate it:

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Yankee go homeUnited States people go back to your country; used to express anger or opposition at American presence in a foreign land.Rate it:

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home field advantageUsually in sports, the heightened performance enjoyed by the team playing on its own familiar field in front of its home crowd.Rate it:

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a man's home is his castle(US) a proverbial expression of personal privacy and securityRate it:

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home teamThe team that's playing in the usual area that they play in, as opposed to the visitor team.Rate it:

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sent him home to his mamaGot a divorce.Rate it:

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out of house and homeHelping Your Dog Adjust to a New Home, The Progressive Animal Welfare Society.Rate it:

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'til the cows come homeAlternative form of until the cows come home.Rate it:

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a house is not a homeA home is not merely a building but requires inhabitants and a friendly atmosphere.Rate it:

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an englishman's home is his castle(UK) a proverbial expression of personal privacy and securityRate it:

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at homeIn one's place of residence.Rate it:

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at homeIn the home of one's parents.Rate it:

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bring homeTo earn (money)Rate it:

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bring homeTo make clearer or better understoodRate it:

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bring home the baconTo have a job and earn money or to lead a successful career.Rate it:

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Citations:until the cows come homeFor a very long period of time.Rate it:

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close to homeAffecting people close to, or within, ones family circle.Rate it:

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don't try this at homeA caution that the activity being described or demonstrated is not safe.Rate it:

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drive homeTo push to or into a target.Rate it:

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drive homeWith tangible or powerful demonstration.Rate it:

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eat someone out of house and homeC. 1598, William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2, Act II Scene I.Rate it:

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eat someone out of house and homeTo consume such a portion of one's store of food that little is left for the owner.Rate it:

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ghost homeA residence intentionally kept vacant by an absentee owner, especially a foreign investor, as a financially safe asset to be liquidated at a convenient time.Rate it:

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hammer homeUntil or so that a person or group of people understands it.Rate it:

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hit homeTo be especially memorable or meaningful; to be fully understood, believed or appreciated.Rate it:

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hit homeTo do something particularly great.Rate it:

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