in (one's) (own) back yard

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in (one's) (own) back yard

In or near to one's area of residence or business. Local farmers have banded together to protest the government's plan of building a series of windfarm generators in their back yard. We don't want to have such a large, ugly monument in our own back yard.
See also: back, yard

in one's own backyard

In one's own domain, in a position very close to one. For example, You didn't expect to find a first-class organist in your own backyard. [Mid-1900s] Also see close to home.
See also: backyard, own

in your (own) backˈyard

in or near the place where you live or work: The residents didn’t want a new factory in their backyard.The party leader is facing opposition in his own backyard (= from his own members).
The term nimby is formed from the first letters of not in my backyard. A nimby is a person who claims to be in favour of a new project, but objects if it is too near their home and will disturb them in some way.
See also: backyard
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Rather than being self-absorbed or inwardly looking, my smart phone camera helps me see and appreciate the wonder and mellow beauty in my own backyard.
He also recognizes that God's gift of grace is not a free pass from difficulties in life as he sings in Homesick In My Own Backyard, "When you stumble from your state of grace the pavement's cold and hard, and I'm homesick in my own backyard.