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    #1

    nobody home

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    The teacher asked him a question three times, but he still looked out the window. She gave up, saying. “Nobody home.”

    nobody home = go wool-gathering; be up in the clouds; he’s not all there

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    #2

    Re: nobody home

    Yes - 'he's daydreaming'.

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