be at home

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be at home

1. To physically be in one's place of residence. I was at home all day and the repairman never came. I'm at home now, so feel free to come over.
2. To be very comfortable or proficient in a particular area. My mother is at home in the kitchen and can make just about any dish.
3. To match or suit a particular environment. Considering her aesthetic, I think that antique chair would be at home in her gallery.
4. Of a sports team, to play in one's own arena or field. The Yankees have been on the road for a while now. When will they be at home again?
See also: 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