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broken home

This page is about the collocation broken home

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

a family in which the parents have separated or divorced

For example

  • Most street kids come from broken homes.

  • She came from a broken home, but she studied hard and became a doctor.

Note:
A related collocation is "broken marriage"

Quick Quiz

He said he was from a broken home because

a. his parents were no longer together

b. his father was still working overseas

c. his home was damaged in an earthquake

Contributor: Matt Errey