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
References in classic literature ?
The answer was not altogether encouraging: the man was not sure whether his master were at home or not.
I said I was not sure you were at home, sir," answered the voice of the servant who had let me in.