a roof over your head

a place to live

Some people are struggling to keep a roof over their head.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • (a) roof over your head — a roof over your head phrase a place to live Some people are struggling to keep a roof over their head. Thesaurus: home and places where people livesynonym towns, cities and villageshyponym Main entry: roof …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) roof over your head — a roof over (your) head a place to live. At least we have a roof over our heads and the children have something to eat …   New idioms dictionary

  • have a roof over your head — have a ˈroof over your head idiom to have somewhere to live • Thanks to Bob s generosity, I still have a roof over my head. Main entry: ↑roofidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) roof over head — a roof over (your) head a place to live. At least we have a roof over our heads and the children have something to eat …   New idioms dictionary

  • roof — 1 noun (C) 1 OF A BUILDING the outside surface or structure on top of a building, vehicle, tent etc: Our roof used to leak whenever it rained. | We can probably strap the cases to the roof of her car. 2 OF A PASSAGE the top of a passage under the …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • roof — roof1 W2S3 [ru:f US ru:f, ruf] n ↑chimney, ↑gutter [: Old English; Origin: hrof] 1.) the structure that covers or forms the top of a building, vehicle, tent etc ▪ They finally found the cat up on the roof. roof of ▪ We can probably strap the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • roof — [[t]ru͟ːf[/t]] ♦♦♦ roofs (The plural can be pronounced [[t]ru͟ːfs[/t]] or [[t]ru͟ːvz[/t]].) 1) N COUNT The roof of a building is the covering on top of it that protects the people and things inside from the weather. ...a small stone cottage with… …   English dictionary

  • roof — roof1 [ ruf ] (plural roofs [ rufs ] or rooves [ ruvz ] ) noun count *** 1. ) the top outer part of a building: The roof is leaking again. a thatched roof (=made of straw) a ) the top outer part of a vehicle: One man had climbed onto the roof of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • roof — I UK [ruːf] / US [ruf] noun [countable] Word forms roof : singular roof plural roofs UK [ruːfs] / US [rufs] or rooves UK [ruːvz] / US [ruvz] *** 1) the top outer part of a building The roof is leaking again. a thatched roof (= made of straw) a)… …   English dictionary

  • roof*/*/*/ — [ruːf] noun [C] 1) the top outer part of a building or vehicle The roof is leaking again.[/ex] 2) the hard top part of the inside of your mouth • go through the roof 1) informalto increase quickly to a very high level[/ex] 2) informalto suddenly… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English


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