be at home

be at home

 
1. if someone is at home in a situation, they feel confident and happy because it is familiar to them and they know how to deal with it (often + in ) By the end of the week she was beginning to feel more at home in her new job. He is equally at home in a symphony orchestra or playing jazz with friends.
2. if something or someone is at home somewhere, they are suitable for that place and look right in it This painting would be more at home in an art gallery than hanging on someone's living room wall.
See also: home
References in classic literature ?
I shall not be at home myself till Wednesday or Thursday, as I shall go through London, where I have business; but before I leave you," he continued, speaking in a lower tone, and with still greater energy, "I must warn you of one thing--do not let Frederica Vernon be made unhappy by that Martin.
Restless and dissatisfied every where, her sister could never obtain her opinion of any article of purchase, however it might equally concern them both: she received no pleasure from anything; was only impatient to be at home again, and could with difficulty govern her vexation at the tediousness of Mrs.