the home front


: the people who stay in a country and work while that country's soldiers are fighting in a war in a foreign country
During the war we had to keep up morale on the home front.

Examples of the home front in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Maryland, there’s been progress on the home front, but not enough because energy companies and contractors are still pushing natural gas furnaces over electric heat pumps. Dan Rodricks, Baltimore Sun, 30 Apr. 2024 Before that, though, things were a bit hectic on the home front. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 13 May 2024 So get ready for expansive moves either on the home front, family life or in other ways that open up close connections. Debbie Frank, Peoplemag, 3 May 2024 An Israeli response, however, would test the durability of an informal coalition of awkward bedfellows, including Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates, whose recent cooperation against Iran has the potential to be damaging on the home front, analysts say. Matt Bradley, NBC News, 16 Apr. 2024 Read the full Sagittarius Daily Horoscope Capricorn (December 21 - January 19) Shake ups on the home front? USA TODAY, 8 Apr. 2024 Read the full Leo Daily Horoscope Virgo (August 23 - September 22) Take the initiative on the home front. USA TODAY, 30 Mar. 2024 Amid the national attention and appearances on Fox News and other right-wing media, Youngkin wobbled on the home front. Gregory S. Schneider, Washington Post, 28 Mar. 2024 Of course, rumors weren’t just a problem on the home front. Greg Daugherty, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Mar. 2024

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“The home front.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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