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.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web To mount the exhibit, the town’s historical society asked community members to share stories and material from their family members who served abroad or on the home front. Robert Knox,, 17 Mar. 2023 In this case, officials were tutored by SVB on how to use banking to spark innovation on the home front. John Engen, Quartz, 15 Mar. 2023 The nine new and previously published short stories encompass the American Revolution, the Korean conflict, prisoner of war camps, WWII and the postwar era, and life on the home front. Oline H. Cogdill, Sun Sentinel, 14 Mar. 2023

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“The home front.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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