be at home

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 ?
I shall not be at home myself till Wednesday or Thursday, as I shall go through London, where I have business; but before I leave you," he continued, speaking in a lower tone, and with still greater energy, "I must warn you of one thing--do not let Frederica Vernon be made unhappy by that Martin.
Restless and dissatisfied every where, her sister could never obtain her opinion of any article of purchase, however it might equally concern them both: she received no pleasure from anything; was only impatient to be at home again, and could with difficulty govern her vexation at the tediousness of Mrs.