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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Maybe they won't need to go online to know anti-social behaviour is out of control in their backyard.
Since kids didn't lose their constitutional rights in their backyard, they couldn't lose them on campus.
Said one former Oak Ridge employee, who is now a member of the alliance: "They've got a nuclear pipe bomb in their backyard there.
As homeowners spend more time in their backyards, they are seeking out new and innovative ways to make their outdoor spaces as inviting as their living rooms.