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in (someone's) wheelhouse

In, related to, or matching someone's general interests, abilities, or area of familiarity; in someone's comfort zone. It's clear, however, that the political implications of this issue are well in the author's wheelhouse. Jeff's always stayed in his wheelhouse when it comes to dating women. He doesn't usually go for anyone very different from himself.
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out(side) (of) (someone's) wheelhouse

Against, outside of, or not matching someone's general interests, abilities, or area of familiarity; outside of someone's comfort zone. It's clear, however, that the political implications of this issue are well outside the author's wheelhouse. Jeff generally doesn't date women outside of his wheelhouse. You need to get out of your wheelhouse and live on the wild side for a change!
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in (one's) wheelhouse

1. In the area of one's greatest striking power: a fastball that was right in the batter's wheelhouse.
2. In line with one's interests or abilities: a movie script that is right in that actor's wheelhouse.
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A fragment of an adult female skull, showing healed blunt force trauma, for example, was found in layers under the wheelhouse and may represent a deliberate foundation deposit.
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Freeman and Wheelhouse have always shared similar cultures with a focus on customer service as well as respect for their people, and both companies are mindful of the opportunity to best serve the industry together in new and engaging ways.
The landscape of our industry is changing rapidly, and as the business expands, it is critical that we not only continue to do the basics very well, but also pioneer the movement of bringing experiential marketing to the next level," said Wheelhouse CEO, Bob Priest-Heck.
Throughout the past 16 months we have seen a huge interest from our show organizer customers in experience marketing solutions beyond exposition services," said Robert Priest-Heck, CEO of Wheelhouse Solutions.
Using the tagline, Experts in Experience Marketing, Wheelhouse Solutions represents the core competencies the Wheelhouse brand and its companies offer to show organizers and corporate marketers.