[General] nobody home

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vil

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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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Yes - 'he's daydreaming'.
 
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