Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To extol; commend highly.

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Examples

  • It all belongs to obama and the demorats and guess what, the chickens are coming home to roose.

    CNN Radio Political Notebook

  • My point is if within that Damn America speech and the chickens coming home to roose - if there is anything in that particular sermon that proves that was not the point of the sermon please let me know.

    Obama Giving Crucial Speech On Racial Issues This Morning

  • Nimbol anni – fingurz fliien – feenishez nawght sekund wunce agin! op_sMama does the flaminggko dans wit de roose ina toofz!

    I read your journal. - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • Pole ei roose ei tulpe che ti fan veglia dall'ombra dei fossi kes valvaksid sind sügavais varjudes ma sono mille papaveri rossi on vaid tuhanded punased moonid lungo le sponde del mio torrente

    tatsutahime Diary Entry

  • Pole ei roose ei tulpe che ti fan veglia dall'ombra dei fossi kes su üle valvaksid sügavais varjudes ma sono mille papaveri rossi on vaid tuhanded punased moonid

    tatsutahime Diary Entry

  • But it's an ill wind blaws naebody gude --- Let ilka ane roose the ford as they find it

    Rob Roy

  • I spak 'till him, an' tried to roose him, wi 'ae thing after anither, bit I micht as weel hae spoken to the door-cheek, for

    David Elginbrod

  • "Rachel had ay a gude roose of hersel '," said Becky Glibbans, as Miss

    The Ayrshire Legatees, or, the Pringle family

  • But it's an ill wind blaws naebody gude -- Let ilka ane roose the ford as they find it -- I say let Glasgow flourish! whilk is judiciously and elegantly putten round the town's arms, by way of by-word.

    Rob Roy — Complete

  • The crimes of the kuffaar are coming back to haunt them. its chicken come home to roose

    The Jawa Report

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  • Scots - flatter.

    I winna blaw about mysel,
    As ill I like my fauts to tell;
    But friends, an' folk that wish me well,
    They sometimes roose me;
    Tho' I maun own, as mony still
    As far abuse me.

    - Robert Burns, 'Epistle To J. Lapraik, An Old Scottish Bard'.

    January 28, 2009