in backyard

in one's (own) backyard

Fig. very close to one, where one lives, or where one is. That kind of thing is quite rare. Imagine it happening right in your backyard. You always think of something like that happening to someone else. You never expect to find it in your own backyard.
See also: backyard
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Support from NGO along with Galvmed, a pioneer in poultry farming, will feature 8,842 families comprising of SHGs and tribal groups, in backyard poultry farming.
The living room displays a large wall of floor to ceiling windows overlooking the deck and fenced in backyard.
The 43% decline in the overall number of avian submissions from its peak in 2007 to 2012 demonstrates that the increase in Backyard Flock submissions is significant and cannot be attributed to a general increase in avian submissions.
70) is highly deceptive in implying that avid recyclers are responsible for more dioxin in backyard burning.
1997) (area in backyard fenced on three sides was within curtilage).
According to Heckman, growth in backyard fireworks use is unprecedented.
Brenner's group offers recommendations for all groups - fencing in backyard pools, watching kids in the tub and being sure children have swimming lessons - to help prevent tragedy.
Other factors contributing to the significant growth in backyard fireworks use is that more states than ever before allow the sale of backyard fireworks, now legal in 45 states and the District of Columbia.
IKEA spokeswoman Pamela Diaconis also has noticed the renewed interest in backyard soirees and patio furniture.
In Backyard Skateboarding, players select to skate as Andy Macdonald or one of the 10 playable Backyard Kids included in the game.
We were very pleased with the way Backyard Hockey performed at retail and believe the new features in Backyard Hockey 2005, including the all-new 3-D graphics, and the targeted approach to our retail packaging, will make this title another blockbuster hit for the Backyard series," said Nancy MacIntyre, vice president of marketing for Atari, Inc.
In Backyard Baseball for Play Station 2 and Backyard Baseball(TM) 2005 for PC, players select to play as one of the 30 Major League Baseball teams or design their own team by choosing custom team names and uniforms.
Wild Birds Unlimited, an authority in backyard birdfeeding for more than 20 years, will serve up new birding trends and research results, highlight the latest products to enhance birdfeeding enjoyment and share business success stories with more than 300 of its franchise owners and associates during the company's annual meeting June 27 -- July 1 in downtown Indianapolis.
In Backyard Baseball for Nintendo GameCube, some of today's hottest Major League Baseball stars, including Alex Rodriguez, Texas Rangers(TM) shortstop and Backyard Baseball highlight player, play alongside the 30 Backyard Kids(TM) that are found in every Backyard Sports game.
In Backyard Soccer 2004, some of today's hottest MLS stars - Clint Mathis, New York MetroStars(TM) forward and Backyard Soccer 2004 highlight player, Bobby Convey, Landon Donovan and Brian McBride - and three of the top USA women's players, play alongside the 30 Backyard Kids(TM) that are found in every Backyard Sports game.