on (your) home ground

on (your) home ground

COMMON
1. If you are on home ground or on your home ground, you are in a familiar area, for example where you work or live It was on home ground in Montreal that she excelled by beating Katerina Maleeva. Students benefit by experiencing interviews with prospective employers on their own home ground. Note: The nouns turf and patch are sometimes used instead of ground. This time he's on home turf so he has the advantage over his opponent.
2. If someone is on home ground or on their home ground, they feel confident and secure because they are doing something that is very familiar to them. This piece sees the composer on home ground, with passionate string melodies. Note: The nouns turf and patch are sometimes used instead of ground. He may prefer to remain on his home turf as a negotiator.
See also: ground, home, on