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leave home

This page is about the collocation leave home

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to move out from the home you grew up in

For example

  • Most Indian women don't leave home until they're married.

  • My brother left home when he was eighteen, but I stayed until I'd finished university.

Note:
An idiom with the same meaning is "leave the nest".

Quick Quiz

Many young people don't leave home until they've

a. started going to school

b. completed their education

c. finished their career

Contributor: Matt Errey