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come home to roost

[ roost ]SEE DEFINITION OF come home to roost

Synonyms for come home to roost

  • backlash
  • react
  • rebound
  • recoil
  • return
  • reverse
  • ricochet
  • bounce back
  • come back
  • kick back
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Antonyms for come home to roost

  • meet
  • work
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WORD ORIGIN

late Old English hrost "wooden framework of a roof, perch for domestic fowl," from Proto-Germanic *hro(d)-st- (cf. Old Saxon hrost "framework of a roof, attic," Middle Dutch, Flemish, Dutch roest "roost," Old Norse hrot, Gothic hrot "roof," of unknown origin. Exact relationship and ulterior connections unknown. Extended sense "hen-house" is from 1580s. To rule the roost is recorded from 1769.

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  • backlash
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  • kick back
  • react
  • rebound
  • recoil
  • return
  • reverse
  • ricochet
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