on the latch

idiom

Definition of on the latch

British, of a door
: closed but not locked I left the front door on the latch so that she could get in.

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“On the latch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20latch. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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