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    Default come home/back to roost

    Where does it come from?
    It's not in word-detective...

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    Where a problemis ignored at an early stage in the hope it will go away comes back to haunt us, it comes home to roost.

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    Yes, I knew the meaning. Does it come from birds going back to their nest or something ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    Yes, I knew the meaning. Does it come from birds going back to their nest or something ?

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    Yes it does. :wink:

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    Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Sorry.
    For what? :?

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    For explaining the meaning instead of the origins of the expression I guess. No need to feel sorry! I should have included the definition, if only for the other readers (and maybe I had it wrong, for all I know).
    Thanks for your help all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    For explaining the meaning instead of the origins of the expression I guess. No need to feel sorry! I should have included the definition, if only for the other readers (and maybe I had it wrong, for all I know).
    Thanks for your help all!

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    What is "for all I know" here?

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    It more or less means "as far as I know", with a slight difference in use if I'm correct. I could have said "come to that" instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    Yes, I knew the meaning. Does it come from birds going back to their nest or something ?

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    hello, i am from holland and im 15 years old..........................is there someone who wants my msn adress, i give it!!!

    EMAIL REMOVED - Send PM to This User Instead ( i cant speak english very well, but ill try.)

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