: Forrest Gump wears an expression of nobody's-home innocuousness throughout the picture sentence This person is crazy, stupid, or feeble-minded; out to lunch (1919+)
Take the ordinary small suburban house, with nobody home and everything supposed to be tightly locked up.
“nobody home,” he muttered cheerfully as he ran for his horse.
nobody home, Jerry chirped; house shut up, and old man skipped to town.
"nobody home I guess," ventured the chauffeur, who was lighting his lamps, preparatory for the trip back.
nobody home at Old Captain's; but it was much too pleasant a day for a fisherman to stay ashore.
They stood for a moment then he knocked again, louder, saying almost as though hopefully, "Maybe there's nobody home."
"nobody home, fellers," called out Toby, after he had apparently stared in through that opening for more than a full minute.
It is that scabby baby on the third floor, fallen out of bed again, with nobody home to pick him up.
Mystery, secret gates, skull and crossbones, and nobody home!
"nobody home at The Dreamerie—" He took her face in his calloused hands, drew her to him.