(the) lights are on but no-one's home.


(the) lights are on but no-one's home.
The lights are on but nobody's/no-one's home. humorous something that you say when you think someone is stupid, or when someone does not react because they are thinking about something else.

It's no good expecting John to say anything. The lights are on but no-one's home.


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