in backyard

in one's (own) backyard

Fig. very close to one, where one lives, or where one is. That kind of thing is quite rare. Imagine it happening right in your backyard. You always think of something like that happening to someone else. You never expect to find it in your own backyard.
See also: backyard
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Support from NGO along with Galvmed, a pioneer in poultry farming, will feature 8,842 families comprising of SHGs and tribal groups, in backyard poultry farming.
The living room displays a large wall of floor to ceiling windows overlooking the deck and fenced in backyard.
The 43% decline in the overall number of avian submissions from its peak in 2007 to 2012 demonstrates that the increase in Backyard Flock submissions is significant and cannot be attributed to a general increase in avian submissions.
70) is highly deceptive in implying that avid recyclers are responsible for more dioxin in backyard burning.
1997) (area in backyard fenced on three sides was within curtilage).
Brenner's group offers recommendations for all groups - fencing in backyard pools, watching kids in the tub and being sure children have swimming lessons - to help prevent tragedy.
IKEA spokeswoman Pamela Diaconis also has noticed the renewed interest in backyard soirees and patio furniture.