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home ground

an area, locality, or subject with which one is intimately familiar:
When you see those familiar mountains appear on the horizon, you'll know you are back on home ground. Baseball and football are home ground for this sports-loving community. Unabridged
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  • The dragon was on his home ground and had the choice of weapons.

    Mr. Crewe's Career, Complete Winston Churchill
  • When the home ground is large enough, two or three of these trees should be planted near the borders.

  • Pennsylvania was the home ground of the Jenkins mills, and Jim was determined to hit as many heads as he could.

    Sudden Jim Clarence Budington Kelland
  • The Director was on her home ground, in her headquarters building, backed by an armed squad of stone-faced Amazons.

    Love Story Irving E. Cox, Jr.
  • But the impact is somewhat more pronounced on their own home ground—seeing them en masse.

    Anchorite Randall Garrett
  • He wanted to try the Limberlost, but Elnora was firm about remaining on home ground.

    A Girl Of The Limberlost Gene Stratton Porter
  • The players try to get safely back to their home ground, the farmer chasing them.

  • Thereupon they leave their home ground, which has a determined boundary, and approach as near to the farmer as they dare.

  • They could parallel our lines—they could give us active opposition right here on the home ground.

    Back Home Irvin S. Cobb
British Dictionary definitions for home ground

home ground

a familiar area or topic
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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