make yourself at home

This page is about the idiom 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

a. inviting my friends inside

b. arriving at my friend's house

c. driving my friend to the airport

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Contributor: Matt Errey