- in one’s wheelhouse,
- Baseball.(of a pitch) within the zone that is most advantageous for a batter to hit a home run.
- within one’s area of expertise or interest: There are some subjects that are in your wheelhouse and some that are not.
- in the same wheelhouse, very similar and usually in the same category: The two folk singers are in the same wheelhouse.
Origin of wheelhouse
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We were all on deck before the crew had surrounded the wheelhouse.In a Steamer Chair and Other Stories
He leaned against the back of the wheelhouse, and Jukes walked up to him.
The second mate had found his way into the wheelhouse some time before.
Hadn't you better join us and give up the wheelhouse for the present?
The captain and I were in the wheelhouse when the attack came.
- another term for pilot house
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Word Origin and History for wheelhouse
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