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make yourself at home

Meaning: If you make yourself at home, you relax and feel comfortable in someone else's home.

For example:

  • When we arrived at my apartment, I showed my guests the sofa and said, "Make yourself at home."

  • Bill certainly knows how to make himself at home. Within five minutes of arriving he'd turned on my TV and helped himself to a beer from my fridge.

Quick Quiz:

I said "Make yourself at home" after
  1. inviting my friends inside
  2. arriving at my friend's house
  3. driving my friend to the airport

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