house call


Definition of house call 

: a visit (as by a doctor or a repair person) to a home to provide a requested service

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Does your doctor make house calls?

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More: White House: Eagles at fault for cancellation, 'abandon their fans' This feel-good tradition of title teams paying house calls to the People’s House is damn near foolproof. Erik Brady, USA TODAY, "Trump has it wrong: Eagles disrespect their president, not their country," 5 June 2018 Schwab told CBS News after the surprise house call Wednesday. Kimberly Veklerov,, "Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf ‘preparing for the worst’ in federal investigation," 28 June 2018 And his longtime barber from Harbor Barbers in East Chicago makes free house calls to cut Perez’s hair. Becky Jacobs, Post-Tribune, "Event to benefit Highland police officer, 36, who suffered a stroke," 19 June 2018 Best Buy also has a newish complement of in-home advisers that make house calls and provide advice on things like installation. Phil Wahba, Fortune, "Best Buy Is Showing How Retailers Can Keep Amazon At Bay," 24 May 2018 Street droids will make house calls for mail, groceries, and supplies, while fleets of flying drones handle bigger orders. Alex Davies, WIRED, "Lots of Lobbies and Zero Zombies: How Self-Driving Cars Will Reshape Cities," 21 May 2018 Those are probably the ones who charge $200 for their services and also make house calls, like Wong says., "What Exactly Is A Lactation Consultant?," 15 May 2018 The play space in Rabbit Land was a sort of rabbit house called Bushållplatsen—a hill with little doors and windows inside and out. Kiley Bates-brennan, Good Housekeeping, "I Let My 5-Year-Old Play Unsupervised In A Public Park—And Watched His Confidence Grow," 30 Nov. 2017 At a time when few medical doctors still make house calls, a growing number of car doctors are driving to customers' houses or places of business to perform repairs and maintenance while the customers continue their usual daily routines. Rick Popely,, "Mobile mechanics diagnose and fix cars at owners' homes," 5 July 2017

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1899, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of house call

: a visit by a doctor to someone's house

house call

\ˈhau̇s-ˌkȯl \

Medical Definition of house call 

: a visit (as by a doctor) to a home to provide medical care

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