a roof over one's head

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: a place to live We don't have much money, but at least we have a roof over our heads.

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“A roof over one's head.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20roof%20over%20one%27s%20head. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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