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 ?
Finally I found a street which looked somewhat familiar, and said to myself, "Now I am at home, I judge.
And so I am at home -- only I do not find so much of it.
I really believe I shall always be talking of Bath, when I am at home again -- I do like it so very much.
For instance, when I am at home, and dressed as I ought to be, I carry on my body the workmanship of a hundred tradesmen; the building and furniture of my house employ as many more, and five times the number to adorn my wife.
I have told them that I am at home to no one, and I thought that you would stay and entertain me.
I will look for it the moment I am at home again," I said; "and I will take care that it is carefully preserved for the future.
I am at home to nobody," said Milady; "observe, to nobody.
I am at home here, and I alone have a right to raise my voice above another's.
The lessons taught me in this respect took such a hold upon me that at the present time, when I am at home, no matter how busy I am, I always make it a rule to read a chapter or a portion of a chapter in the morning, before beginning the work of the day.
I dine in the kitchen when I am at home," replied Rawdon Minor, "or else with Briggs.
I AM at home, young gentleman,' returned the dwarf.
I am at home here, Phoebe, you must recollect, and you are the stranger.
If I am at home I fart very rarely but if I'm out on the road I'm farting all the f***g time.
People imagine I am camp and outrageous all the time and I wear full make-up and glittery outfits when I am at home doing the hoovering.
I am quite happy as it is my first time driving a touring car but it is good for me that I am at home and I know the circuit very well," said al-Attiyah, who has had a great year having won his second Dakar Rally title, second WRC2 title, second FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup and 11th Middle East Rally Championship.