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English definition of “an Englishman's home is his castle”

an Englishman's home is his castle

UK old-fashioned saying
used to show that English people believe that they should be able to control what happens in their own homes, and that no one else should tell them what to do thereHome
(Definition of an Englishman's home is his castle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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