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    #1

    Smile your home is on the telephone.

    "Your home is on the telephone."
    What does this sentence mean?

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    Re: your home is on the telephone.

    'Your home is on the telephone' means there is a telephone set installed in your home.

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    #3

    Re: your home is on the telephone.

    I think it rather means that your wife or one of your children at home made a phonecall to your office and the receptionist warns you that you have a call from home

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    #4

    Re: your home is on the telephone.

    Oh yes, that makes sense as well! But I know that the phrase 'be on the (tele)phone' has also got the idiomatic meaning, 'have got a (tele)phone in the home' (especially in UK).

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    #5

    Re: your home is on the telephone.

    Hi Engee,
    Didn't know that, thanks, I'm learning

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    #6

    Re: your home is on the telephone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Miner49'er View Post
    Hi Engee,
    Didn't know that, thanks, I'm learning
    Hi Miner,
    The same goes for me, I mean I'm still learning, which is why I like to be at this English forum every once in a while.
    Cheers

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