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Idioms

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lights are on but nobody is home

the lights are on but nobody is home

Meaning:

  • used to describe a stupid person
  • something that you say when you think someone is stupid
  • when someone does not react because they are thinking about something else
  • have a brain, but not using it
  • used to tell that someone lacks cleverness or alertness

Examples:

  1. I tried all to understand him, but the lights are on but nobody is home.
  2. John has no idea about this Рthe lights are on but nobody’s home.
  3. Lilly studied about interior designing but the lights are on nobody is home.

charity begins at home

charity begins at home
Meaning: one has to make adequate provision for their family before one make provision for needy strangers.
Example: She spends the little money that she earns on social work and neglect her own family, forgetting that charity begins at home.

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