big house

noun, often capitalized B&H

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told harrowing stories of his years spent in the big house
Recent Examples on the Web There was always comfort to be found in a big house on a plot of land that’s your own. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, "Revenge of the Suburbs," 19 June 2020 The precinct’s ancestor is the plantation cabin filled with overseers, between the slave quarters and the big house. Danez Smith, The New Yorker, "Crying, Laughing, Crying at the George Floyd Protests in Minneapolis," 5 June 2020 Drunk on the wealth from farming tarantulas, well-to-do villagers can pay off their home loans and acquire even bigger houses, decking them out with more goods. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, "There Are No Losers in the Animal Crossing Economy," 15 Apr. 2020 Everyone welcomes Ian back with a large meal at the big house. Maureen Lee Lenker,, "Outlander recap: I will always sing for you," 13 Apr. 2020 It’s the biggest house of the season [3,100 square feet]. R. Daniel Foster, Los Angeles Times, "Beat-the-clock builds featured on HGTV’s ‘100 Day Dream Home’," 13 Mar. 2020 The rich really do lead different lives, self-isolating in big houses with pools, backyards, and some kind of tennis or basketball court. Michelle Santiago Cortés,, "Stanley Tucci’s Negroni Tutorial Is A Lesson On Enjoying The Little Things," 21 Apr. 2020 The Telluride has more head- and legroom in both the second and third rows, and, like in a big house, its large windows and tall ceiling exaggerate the feeling of airiness. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, "2020 Kia Telluride vs. 2020 Toyota Highlander: A Battle for Three-Row Supremacy," 31 Mar. 2020 President Donald Trump's longtime ally is heading to the big house. Ashley Shaffer, USA TODAY, "Stone's sentence comes with a question mark," 20 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of big house

1913, in the meaning defined above

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4 Jul 2020

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“Big house.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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