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House Idioms

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Here are some idioms which all use the word 'house':


A house of cards

An organisation or a plan that is very weak and can easily be destroyed:

'Although the organisation looked solid it turned out to be a house of cards.'

To get on like a house on fire

If two people get on like a house on fire, they like each other very much and become friends very quickly:

'My neighbour and I got on like a house on fire from the first time we met.'

To put your house in order

To solve your own problems:

'Put your own house in order before you start giving me advice.'

To be as safe as houses

To be very safe:

'Don't worry, I've parked your car in my garage - it's as safe as houses in there.'

To go round the houses

To waste time saying a lot of things that are not important before you get to the subject you want to talk about:

'There's no need to go round the houses, just tell me what's wrong.'

Link: Clothing Idioms

  • Those shelves I made are strong. They're as ___ as houses.






  • My sister and my wife get on like a house on ___.






  • After a difficult year he's finally starting to ___ his house in order.





  • When talking about sensitive subjects, people often go ___ the houses.