proverb When abroad or in an unfamiliar environment you should adopt the customs or behaviour of those around you.
More example sentences
- In Ireland 1am is not a time when one would take to the water but it was a case of when in Rome, do as the Roman's do, and so many of the group had a sample dip in the warm Atlantic, before heading home to their host families.
- ‘I am a loyal Russian citizen… but when in Rome, do what the Romans do,’ she said.
- I certainly believe when in Rome should apply when they come to live here.
Definition of when in Rome do as the Romans do in:
- The US English dictionary