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A British term refering to the safety in investing by buying houses.
Although that bridge looks rickety is really as safe as houses.
by IrishLass138 April 01, 2017
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A term from 19th Century Britain that uses a simile that is rather defunct. It stem from a time when houses were padlocked down and hidden in underground nuclear bunkers, along with whoever was in there, and burglary was less common than finding the bank of England without security guards... or so many old people would have you believe. Just use sarcasm to shut them the fuck up.
During the war....
by Gumba Gumba March 12, 2004
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