size of house

  • There might be a lot of embarrassment all round if one pries into family circumstances to do with what size of house someone can afford.

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    If you start asking questions about how large a house someone can afford (usually the wealthier they are the bigger the house they will have) then there will be ill-feeling in the family. In other words, don't pass comments on the size of someone's house.