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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.

  • The game starts with these three players in the home ground and the balance of the players at large.

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

  • The players try to get safely back to their home ground, the farmer chasing them.

  • 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.


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

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

home ground

a familiar area or topic
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