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to have a domestic

2018.09.19

Meaning:

In Japan, people use the expression ‘DV’ to mean ‘Domestic Violence’. Sometimes in English, we use the casual expression ‘to have a domestic’ to mean ‘for a couple to have a fight (with words)’. ‘Having a domestic’ does not *usually* suggest violence. It has a *much* lighter nuance than ‘domestic violence’. NOTE: the word ‘domestic’ just means ‘home’.

Example:

A: Is Susan coming out tonight?
B: No, she and John are having a domestic. He thinks she goes out too much.
A: Oh, what a shame. Ok – let’s go without her, then.

A: Wow! What’s that noise?
B: The couple next door were having a domestic…and now it’s become physical.
A: Let’s call the police, ok?

Talking Point(s):

Have you ever had a domestic about something really small
and silly?

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