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hammer homeUntil or so that a person or group of people understands it.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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if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nailWith limited tools, single-minded people apply them inappropriately or indiscriminatelyIf a person is familiar with a certain, single subject/has with them a certain, single instrument, they may have a confirmation bias to believe that it is the answer to/involved in everything.Rate it:

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hammer outTo come to an agreement after much arguing.Rate it:

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hammer and sickleA depiction of a sickle crossed with a hammer, used as a symbol of communism and the Soviet Union.Rate it:

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between the hammer and the anvilWith the choice between two unpleasant or distasteful options; in a predicament or quandary.Rate it:

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bring down the hammerTo treat very harshly.Rate it:

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hammer and sickleUsed other than as an idiom: see hammer, and, sickle.Rate it:

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hammer and tongsWith tools indicating seriousness of intent and capability of harm.Rate it:

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hammer-headedHaving a head in the shape of a hammerRate it:

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hammer-headedstupid, ignorantRate it:

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nail the hammer on the headTo solve a problem of any sort; to get the right answer to something; to be on target, spot on.Rate it:

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put the hammer downTo drive quickly; to step on the accelerator.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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chickens come home to roostA person's past wrongdoings will always return to negatively affect them.Rate it:

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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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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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come home to roostBad consequences of actions inevitably coming to pass.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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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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hits pretty close to homehaving a direct personal effect on you.Rate it:

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home and dryHaving safely reached one's target.Rate it:

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home and hosedHaving safely reached one's target.Rate it:

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home gameAn athletic contest played in a team's own geographic area.Rate it:

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home is where the heart isOne's true home is where one feels happiest.Rate it:

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home is where you hang your hatRather than feeling nostalgic or sentimental, one should simply accept any place where one happens to reside as one's home.1948, Ruth L. Yorck, "D.P.Rate it:

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