make oneself at home

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make oneself at home

Be at ease, act as though one were in one's own home. For example, I have to make a phone call but please make yourself at home, or Tim has a way of making himself at home just about anywhere. This expression was first recorded in 1860. Also see at home, def 3.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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