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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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).
The fresh new look and gameplay experience for the brand introduced in Backyard Sports: Sandlot Sluggers has been met with triumphant critical acclaim including 4 out of 4 stars from USA Today and 5 out of 5 stars from top children's technology review site, Common Sense Media.
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.
According to Heckman, growth in backyard fireworks use is unprecedented.
29 /PRNewswire/ -- New England Patriots' record-setting quarterback and NFL MVP, Tom Brady stars in Backyard Football 2008, a new kids' video game that lets kids play "real" football with pint-sized, animated versions of Brady and other current football pros.
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.
In Backyard Football for Nintendo GameCube, the first game in the Backyard Sports series to launch on the Nintendo(R) console, and Backyard Football for Nintendo's Game Boy Advance system, kids choose their teams from 30 Backyard Kids and 10 National Football League pros including Donovan McNabb and Terrell Davis.
In Backyard Football for Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance, kids choose their teams from 30 Backyard Kids and ten National Football League pros including Donovan McNabb of the Philadelphia Eagles, Terrell Davis of the Denver Broncos(R), the Green Bay Packers' Brett Favre, Rich Gannon and Jerry Rice of the Oakland Raiders(TM), the San Francisco 49ers'(R) Jeff Garcia, Jevon Kearse of the Tennessee Titans(R), the Indianapolis Colts'(R) Peyton Manning, the Atlanta Falcons'(R) Mike Vick and the Miami Dolphins'(R) Ricky Williams.
In Backyard Skateboarding, players select to skate as Andy Macdonald or one of the 10 playable Backyard Kids included in the game.
In Backyard Football, kids experience the camaraderie of neighborhood pick up games with the Backyard Kids and junior versions of some of the NFL's best athletes including Jerry Rice, Brett Favre, Steve Young, Drew Bledsoe, Dan Marino, Barry Sanders, John Elway and Randall Cunningham.
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.