Monday, 26th October 2015

by Joshua Gaskell

John Lewis at home, n.

Pronunciation: /dʒɒn ˈluːɪs atˈhəʊm/
Etymology: < John Lewis name of department store + at-home n.

A reception of visitors, for whose entertainment a John Lewis manager or manageress, or both, have announced that they will be ‘At home’ during certain hours, in the course of which the visitors may call and leave as they please, shopping for furniture, homeware, and electricals.

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